or Hiz·bal·lah, Hiz·bul·lah

[ hez-buh-lah; Arabic khes-bah-lah ]
/ ˌhɛz bəˈlɑ; Arabic ˌxɛs bɑˈlɑ /


a radical Shiʿite Muslim organization in Lebanon engaged in guerrilla warfare against Israel.

Origin of Hezbollah

<Arabic: literally, Party of God

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British Dictionary definitions for Hezbollah



/ (ˌhɛzbəˈlɑː) /


an organization of militant Shiite Muslims based in Lebanon

Word Origin for Hezbollah

C20: Arabic, literally: party of God
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Cultural definitions for Hezbollah


A radical Arabic organization that arose after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. The Hezbollah has often been accused of terrorism.

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