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noun, Islam.
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.
(used with a plural verb) the Sunni Muslims.
one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam (the other being the Shiah), consisting of those who acknowledge the authority of the Sunna
(pl) -nis, -ni another term for Sunnite


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