Definition of Baath Party in English:

Baath Party

Line breaks: Baath Party
Pronunciation: /bɑːθ
 
/
(also Ba'ath Party)
  • A pan-Arab socialist party founded in Syria in 1943. Different factions of the Baath Party hold power in Syria and formerly held power in Iraq.

Derivatives

Baathism

noun
More example sentences
  • He also condemned religious tyranny as the worst sort of tyranny, worse than communism, fascism or Baathism, because it affected humankind's humanity.
  • Yet somewhere - beyond these twinned bankrupt ideologies, and beyond Baathism - are the Iraqi people, eager to express their desire for democracy.
  • The Human Rights Centre in Kadhimiya has been set up by Iraqis themselves from the ashes of Baathism.

Baathist

adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • With the Iranian revolution came a confluence between the interests of US imperialism and those of the Baathist government.
  • The Commission has the power to purge alleged Baathists from a wide range of civil service and government posts.
  • Then they silently empower Baathists to crack down on dissidents.

Origin

Baath, from Arabic ba‘ṯ 'resurrection, renaissance'.

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