Shi·a or Shi·ah also Shi·'a (shēə) Islam
1. (Used with a pl. verb) The Shiites.
2. (used with a sing. verb) A Shiite.
[Arabic šī'a, following, sect, from šā'a, to spread, become known; see śyʿ in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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