Jizya definition

(Islam) A per capita tax levied on a section of an Islamic state's non-Muslim citizens, who meet certain criteria.
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Noun

Singular:
jizya
Plural:
jizyas

Origin of jizya

  • From Arabic جزية (jizya(t)), from Persian گزید (gazīd), گزیت (gazīt, “poll-tax”), from Middle Persian (gazīd), (gazīdag, “poll-tax”), from Aramaic.

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