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mufti 1

Pronunciation: /ˈmʌfti/

noun (plural muftis)

A Muslim legal expert who is empowered to give rulings on religious matters.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with mufti

tufty
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There are 2 main definitions of mufti in English:

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mufti 2

Pronunciation: /ˈmʌfti/

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
More example sentences
  • 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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