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Shi·ismalso Shi·'ism (shē′ĭz′əm)
The religion or doctrines of the Shiites.
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(Islam) Islam the beliefs and practices of Shiah
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the doctrines and practices of Shi’a, one of the two major branches of Islam, regarding Ali, the son-in-law of Muhammad, as the Prophet’s legitimate successor. See also Sunnism. — Shiite, n., adj.See also: Islam
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|Noun||1.||Shiism - the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs|
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
Ismailism - the branch of Shiism noted for its esoteric philosophy
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