noun \ˈshē-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of SHIISM

:  Islam as taught by the Shia

First Known Use of SHIISM

circa 1883


noun \ˈshēˌizəm\

Full Definition of SHIʽISM

:  the religious system or distinctive tenets of the Shiʽa

Variants of SHIʽISM

Shiʽ·ism or Shi·ism \ˈshēˌizəm\

Origin of SHIʽISM

shiʽa + -ism
First Known Use: circa 1883

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