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Meaning of Shiʿite

Shi•عite

Pronunciation: (shē'īt), [key]
— n. Islam.
  1. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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