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OTHER WORDS FROM ShiʿiteShi·ʿism [shee-iz-uh m] /ˈʃi ɪz əm/, nounShi·ʿit·ic [shee-it-ik] /ʃiˈɪt ɪk/, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for shiism
Iran belongs to all Iranians; it cannot and must not be reduced to Islam, nor Islam to Shiism or Shiism to Khomeinism.
Alawis are a very unique and distinct Muslim group, which mixes elements of Shiism and Christianity together.
These last matters, however, are rather excrescences than necessary parts of Shiism.The Future of Islam|Wilfred Scawen Blunt