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Baath

or Baʿath, Baʿth

[bah-ahth]
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noun
  1. a socialist party of some Arab countries, especially Iraq and Syria.

Origin of Baath

From the Arabic word baʿath literally, renaissance
Related formsBa·ath·ism, nounBa·ath·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ba'ath

Ba'ath

noun
  1. a variant of Ba'th
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Word Origin and History for ba'ath

Baath

pan-Arab socialist party, founded by intellectuals in Syria in 1943, from Arabic ba't "resurrection, renaissance."

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