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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad.

Usage examples (26)
  • At present there is no Sunnite minister in Iranian government.
  • Euphrates -- the ci-devant Roman Empire -- acknowledged the rule of the Turkish dynasties, which were Sunnite.
  • Shiite views of jurisprudence, as of theology, prevailed in Persia; the "Futawa Alumgeeree" is strictly Sunnite.
  • East -- the old Turan -- the Sunnite sect was sufficiently strong to defy the efforts of the Shiite sovereigns of Persia to eradicate it. for more
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