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Ba·ath·ist

also Ba'ath·ist  (bä′ä-thĭst)
n.
A member of a pan-Arab socialist political party active principally in Syria and Iraq.

[After the Ba'ath Party, from Arabic ba'ṯ, revival, from ba'ata, to send, evoke, awaken.]

Ba′ath·ism n.
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Mutlaq is a fierce critic of Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is leading the purge of Baathists whom he accuses of working with Al-Qaeda insurgents to threaten Iraq's security and government.