Mufti definition

mŭftē, mo͝of-
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Civilian dress, especially when worn by one who normally wears a uniform.
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Ordinary clothes, esp. when worn by one who normally wears, or has long worn, a military or other uniform.
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A Muslim scholar who interprets the shari’a.
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In Muslim countries, an interpreter or expounder of religious law.
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(countable, Islam) A Sunni Muslim scholar and interpreter of shari'a law, who can deliver a fatwa.
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(uncountable, UK, New Zealand) Civilian dress when worn by a member of the military, or casual dress when worn by a pupil of a school who normally would wear uniform.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mufti
Plural:
muftis

Origin of mufti

  • Arabic muftī one who gives legal opinions active participle of ’aftā to decide by legal opinion ptw in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from mufti

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic المفتي (al-múftÄ«"‰) (definite form).

    From Wiktionary