- any caliph of the dynasty that ruled the Muslim empire from Baghdad (750–1258) and claimed descent from Abbas, uncle of Mohammed
- (as modifier): the Abbasid dynasty
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Ab•bas•id (ə bas′id, ab′ə sid),USA pronunciation n.
- Ancient History, Eastern Religionsa member of a dynasty of caliphs ruling at Baghdad, a.d. 750–1258, governing most of the Islamic world and claiming descent from Abbas, uncle of Muhammad.
- Arabic (al-)‘abbās + -id1
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Abbasid /ˈæbəˌsɪd; əˈbæsɪd/ n
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