Shaikhi

noun
Shai·​khi
variants: or Shaykhi \ (ˈ)shā¦kē , (ˈ)shī¦-​ \
plural -s

Definition of Shaikhi

1 : a Shiʽite sect emphasizing the mystical doctrine of a hidden imam as a living channel of communication
2 : a member of the Shaikhi sect

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History and Etymology for Shaikhi

Arabic shaykhī, from Shaikh Ahmad †1826 Shiʽite religious teacher

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