Zaidi

noun
\ ˈzīdē \
variants: or less commonly Zaidite \ -​ˌdīt \
plural -s

Definition of Zaidi

: a member of an Islamic sect of Yemen that constitutes one of the three major branches of Shi'a, recognizes a continuing line of imams descended through Zaid who is the fifth imam, and is closest to sunna in its doctrine

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History and Etymology for Zaidi

after Zaid, 8th century a.d. Muslim leader descended from Muhammad

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“Zaidi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zaidi. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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