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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌfti
 
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noun (plural muftis)

  • A Muslim legal expert who is empowered to give rulings on religious matters.
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    • The Muslim community is governed by the Supreme Muslim Council under the Chief Mufti (religious judge), with a hierarchy of regional muftis, imams, and religious teachers.
    • They chopped off the heads of Christian monks and Muslim muftis.
    • Historically, fatwas were independent of the judicial system, although some muftis were officially attached to various courts.

Origin

late 16th century: from Arabic muftī, active participle of 'aftā 'decide a point of law'.

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There are 2 definitions of mufti in English:

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noun

[mass noun]
  • Plain clothes worn by a person who wears a uniform for their job, such as a soldier or police officer: a High Court judge in mufti
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    • Irregular forces that choose to fight in mufti and from ambush will be able to dramatically decrease the range.
    • It was the same night, a well-known director-cinematographer said he was roughed up by an allegedly drunken policeman in mufti.
    • The killers turned out to be policemen in mufti - employees of the West Bengal government!

Origin

early 19th century: perhaps humorously from mufti1.

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