Ismaʽili\ˌizmäˈē(ˌ)lē, ˌism-, -məˈē-\ less commonly
Definition of Ismaili
: one of a Shiʽa sect composed of those who recognize the Aga Khan as imam
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Origin and Etymology of ismaili
Ismaili, Ismaʽili from Arabic Ismaʽīlīy, from Ismaʽīl † a.d. 760 son of the sixth imam Jafar al-Sadiq and in the opinion of the Ismailis his true successor; Ismailian from Arabic Ismaʽīlīy + English -an
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