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English definition of “-ite”

-ite

suffix     /-aɪt/
used for a person who supports particular beliefs, actions, or ideas, especially when added to the name of the person who is the origin of the ideas: a Thatcherite a ReaganiteSupporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers
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