Ismaili[ĭsˌmä-ēˈlē] also Is·ma·i·li·an [-ēˈlē-ən]
Ismaili definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also Is·ma·i·li·announ pl. Is·ma·i·lis also Is·ma·i·li·ans
A member of a branch of Shiism that follows a living imam and is noted for esoteric philosophy.
Origin: Arabic Isma‘īlīy, after Isma‘īl (died 760), son of the sixth imam, Jafar (700?-765).