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also 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.


(ˈʃiːaɪt) or


(Islam) an adherent of Shiah
(Islam) of or relating to Shiah
Shiitic adj


or Shi•ite

(ˈʃi aɪt) also


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Shiite - a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
Shia, Shiah, Shiah Islam - one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam; mainly in Iran
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
thuộc dòng Shiite


Shi'ite [ˈʃiːaɪt]
A. Nchiíta mf
B. ADJchiíta


nChiite mf


nSchiit(in) m(f)


[ˈʃiːaɪt] adj, nsciita (m/f)


شِيعِيّ šíitský shiitisk shiitisch Σιίτης chií šiialainen chiite šiitski sciita シーア派の信徒の 시아파의 sjiiet sjiamuslim szyicki xiita шиитский shiamuslimsk นิกายชิอะต์ Şii thuộc dòng Shiite 什叶派的
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