Sunni



noun, Islam.
1.
Also called Sunnite. a member of one of the two great religious divisions of Islam, regarding the first four caliphs as legitimate successors of Muhammad and stressing the importance of Sunna as a basis for law.
Compare Shiʿite.
2.
(used with a plural verb) the Sunni Muslims.
noun
1.
one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam (the other being the Shiah), consisting of those who acknowledge the authority of the Sunna
2.
(pl) -nis, -ni another term for Sunnite

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