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Shi·itealso Shi·'ite (shē′īt′)
A member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali and his descendants as the legitimate successors to Muhammad and rejects the first three caliphs.
Of or relating to the Shiites or their branch of Islam.
[Arabic šī'a, partisans; see Shia.]
Shi·it′ic (-ĭt′ĭk) adj.
(Islam) an adherent of Shiah
(Islam) of or relating to Shiah
or Shi•ite(ˈʃi aɪt) also
Shi'ah(ʃiˈi, ˈʃi i)
a member of one of the two great religious divisions of Islam that regards Ali, the son-in-law of Muhammad, as the legitimate successor of Muhammad, and disregards the three caliphs who succeeded him.Compare Sunni (def. 1).
Shi•'ism (ˈʃi ɪz əm) n.
Shi•'it•ic (ʃiˈɪt ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||Shiite - a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs|
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