Ismailian

/ɪzmaˈiliən/ (say izmah'eeleeuhn)

noun
a member of a division of Shiite Muslims which holds that, at the death of the sixth imam, the imamship should have gone to the descendent of his deceased elder son Ismail and not to the surviving younger son.
Also, Ismaili.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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