Definition of hakim in English:
1A physician using traditional remedies in India and Muslim countries.
[from Arabic ḥakīm 'wise man, physician']
- Of those women who had reproductive health problems and availed treatment, over 7.5 per cent took the advice of private valid hakim healer.
- The family also consulted their local hakim, who said there was no health problem and he need not undergo any treatment.
- Though Britishers believed in allopathic treatment, tabibs and hakims earned a respectful place by treating major illness which surprised allopathic doctors.
2A judge, ruler, or governor in India and Muslim countries.
[from Arabic ḥākim 'ruler']
- By the same token, the marriages performed by wali hakim appointed by the government were then accepted as lawful.
- However, a hukm can only be issued by the hakim and it is to be observed by other jursiprudents and their followers, and even supersedes their own fatwas.
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