- in Muslim countries, an interpreter or expounder of religious law
Origin of mufti? in allusion to the dressing gown and tasseled cap worn by an off-duty Brit officer in the early 19th c. ordinary clothes, esp. when worn by one who normally wears, or has long worn, a military or other uniform
Origin of muftiAr, one who gives a decisive response ; from ?ft?, to judge
Origin of muftiArabic muft&imacron;, one who gives legal opinions, active participle of ’afta, to decide by legal opinion; see ptw in Semitic roots.
Origin of muftiProbably from mufti1.
(countable and uncountable, plural muftis)
From Arabic Ø§Ù„Ù…ÙØªÙŠ (al-mÃºftÄ«"‰) (definite form).