from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of Ismaili.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of a sect of Shiite Mohammedans who maintained that Ismail was the seventh and last of the true imams, and that their chief was his vicegerent on earth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an adherent of Ismailism; a member of the Ismaili branch of Shiism


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  • The Ismailian is the fashionable quarter of the city, and it is said that many wealthy citizens have left their former luxurious native homes for a modern residence in the new section.

    Travels in the Far East

  • Fine new streets, public buildings and residences, are seen everywhere in the Ezbekieh and Ismailian quarters of the city, while certain sections suggest a European capital.

    Travels in the Far East

  • An Ismailian said, 'Truth is very difficult to find, and the road to it is strewn with obstacles; so-called proofs are mutually contradictory, and the speculations of philosophers cannot be trusted.

    Mystics and Saints of Islam


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