Definition of majlis in English:

majlis

Syllabification: maj·lis
Pronunciation: /ˈmajlis, majˈlis
 
/

noun

  • The parliament of various North African and Middle Eastern countries, especially Iran.
    More example sentences
    • Reformist leaders in the majlis regularly blast President Khatami for failing to tackle a long list of economic and social issues.
    • In 2000 Iranians chose a relatively liberal majority from a carefully screened list of candidates for the country's parliament, or majlis.
    • The more traditional forms of representation in which the poor man - any man - could take his troubles direct to the ruler in his majlis no longer exist.

Origin

Arabic, literally 'assembly'.

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