Shiʽite

noun
Shiʽ·ite
variants: or Shiite \-ˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of Shiʽite 

: a Muslim belonging to the Shiʽa branch of Islam

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First Known Use of Shiʽite

1728, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shiʽite

Arabic shiyaʽīy partisan, Shiʽite, from shīʽah following, sect, from shāʽa to accompany

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