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Is•ma•عi•li•ya



Pronunciation: (is"mā-u-lē'u, -mī-u-), [key]
n. Islam.
1. a branch of Shiعism, including in its number the Assassins and the Druses, having an esoteric philosophy and asserting Ismaعil to be the seventh divinely inspired imam in the succession from Ali.
2. Ismailia.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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