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Hu·sain 1or Hu·sayn (ho͞o-sān′)
Hu·sain 2or Hu·sayn (ho͞o-sān′)
Hus·sein 1or Hu·sain or Hu·sayn (ho͞o-sān′) 626-680.
The grandson of Muhammad and son of Fatima and Ali, revered by Shiites as the third imam.
Hus·sein 2or Hu·sain or Hu·sayn (ho͞o-sān′) Full name King Hussein bin Talal. 1935-1999.
King of Jordan (1953-1999) who established a constitutional hereditary monarchy and espoused a moderate, generally pro-Western policy in the Middle East. He lost western Jordan to Israel in the Six-Day War (1967) but was later instrumental in negotiating the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace (1994).
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|Noun||1.||Husayn - Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran; his invasion of Kuwait led to the Gulf War (born in 1937)|
|2.||Husayn - king of Jordan credited with creating stability at home and seeking peace with Israel (1935-1999)|
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