Hasbeya (häsbāˈə) [key], small town, S Lebanon, at the foot of Mt. Hermon. It was a center of the Druze from the 13th cent. to the 19th cent. The Khulwat el-Bujad, a sacred shrine of the Druze, is on the hillside.
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