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ta•qi•yah



Pronunciation: (tu-kē'yu), [key]
n.(in Shiعite Islam)
the practice of denying one's religion, permissible when one is faced with persecution, esp. by Sunnites: regarded as a means of protecting the religion. Also,ta•qi'ya.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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