- in Muslim countries, an interpreter or expounder of religious law
- ordinary clothes, esp. when worn by one who normally wears, or has long worn, a military or other uniform
Origin of muftiArabic one who gives a decisive response ; from āftā, to judge; muftisense uncertain or unknown; perhaps in allusion to the Muslimlike dressing gown and tasseled cap worn by an officer off duty in the early 19th circa
A Muslim scholar who interprets the shari’a.
Origin of muftiArabic muftī, one who gives legal opinions, active participle of ’aftā, to decide by legal opinion; see ptw in Semitic roots.
Civilian dress, especially when worn by one who normally wears a uniform.
Origin of muftiProbably from mufti1.
(countable and uncountable, plural muftis)
From Arabic المفتي (al-múftī ) (definite form).