- a descendant of Muhammad through his daughter Fatima
- an Arab prince or chief
- the chief magistrate of Mecca
Origin of sherifArabic shar?f, noble
- A descendant of the prophet Muhammad through his daughter Fatima.
- The chief magistrate of Mecca in Ottoman times.
- A Moroccan prince or ruler.
Origin of sherifArabic šar&imacron;f, noble, from šarufa, to be highborn; see śrp2 in Semitic roots.