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Ismaʿilian

[is-mey-il-ee-uh n]
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noun Islam.
  1. a member of the Ismaʿiliya sect.
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Also Is·ma·ʿil·i [is-mey-il-ee] /ˌɪs meɪˈɪl i/.

Origin of Ismaʿilian

1830–40; < Arabic ismāʿīlī (equivalent to Ismāʿīl (died a.d. 760), elder son of the imam Jaʿfar, but disinherited by his father + suffix of appurtenance) + -an
Also called Sevener.
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Isma'ili

noun Islam
  1. a Shiah sect whose adherents believe that Ismail, son of the sixth imam, was the rightful seventh imam
  2. Also called: Ismailian (ˌɪzmɑːɪˈliːən) plural -lis a member of this sect
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