Definition of majlis in English:

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majlis

Pronunciation: /ˈmadʒlɪs/
Pronunciation: /madʒˈlɪs/

noun (plural same)

The parliament of various North African and Middle Eastern countries, especially Iran.
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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