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Noun: Ali  aa'lee or u'lee
  1. United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)
    - Muhammad Ali, Cassius Clay, Cassius Marcellus Clay
     
  2. The fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects

Derived forms: Alis

Type of: calif, caliph, gladiator, kalif, kaliph, khalif, khalifah, prizefighter

Encyclopedia: Ali, Muhammad