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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Shi•'iteˈʃi aɪt; ʃiˈi, ˈʃi i(n.)

or Shi•ite ; Shi'ah, Shi•'i

  1. a member of one of the two great religious divisions of Islam that regards Ali, the son-in-law of Muhammad, as the legitimate successor of Muhammad, and disregards the three caliphs who succeeded him.

    Category: Eastern Religions

    Ref: Compare Sunni (def. 1). 1

Shi•'it•icʃiˈɪt ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Shiite, Shi'ite, Shiite Muslim, Shi'ite Muslim, Shia Muslim(noun)

    a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs

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