American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From ArabicØ¹Ù„Ù…Ø§Ø¡ ("˜ulamÄ'), plural of Ø¹Ø§Ù„Ù… ("˜Älim, “learned one").
Ulema Sentence Examples
that the organization of the ulema, or legist and ecclesiastical class, is due.
So also did the " Midhat Constitution " promulgated by Abd-ul-Hamid almost immediately after his accession to the throne, owing largely to the reactionary spirit at that time of the' Ulema and of the sultan's immediate advisers, but almost, if not quite, in equal measure to the scornful reception of the Constitution by the European powers.
Besides these members of the secretarial class, such as nishanjis and defterdars, as well as regular army officers, and occasionally members of the ecclesiastical class, or ulema, rose to the rank of vizier.
the only schools had been the colleges of the Ulema and such preparatory schools as had been founded by private munificence.
The rules regulating the Ulema were amended, a school for judges was founded, and the Sheikh-ul-Islam was charged with the duty of revising all judgments.