Ishmaelite(redirected from Ishmaelitism)
1. A descendant of Ishmael.
2. An outcast.
1. (Bible) a supposed descendant of Ishmael; a member of a desert people of Old Testament times
2. rare an outcast
Ish•ma•el•ite(ˈɪʃ mi əˌlaɪt, -meɪ ə-, -mə-)
1. a member of a Biblical people descended from Ishmael, who is regarded in Muslim tradition as the progenitor of the Arabs.