- a member of a Shiite sect of Syrian Muslims
- of or relating to this sect
via French from Arabic, from 'alaoui upper, celestial, from 'ala (vb) to excel, surpass
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We would have had split screens on Al-Jazeera with images of Zionists and Alaouite hordes killing civilians.Israel And Syria: A Missed Opportunity?
March 5, 2013