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Shiʿah

or Shi·ʿa

[shee-uh]
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noun Islam.
  1. (used with a plural verb) the Shiʿites.
  2. (used with a singular verb) Shiʿite.
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Origin of Shiʿah

First recorded in 1620–30, Shiʿah is from the Arabic word shīʿah literally, sect
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