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[ah-daht] /ˈɑ dɑt/
the native law traditional in Indonesia.
Origin of adat
< Javanese < Arabic ʿadālah (court of) equity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The "adat," or law which cannot be changed, was fostered by religion.

    Letters of a Javanese Princess Raden Adjeng Kartini
  • The adat paid to the girl's friends has usually been twelve dollars.

    The History of Sumatra William Marsden
  • A man married by ambel-anak may redeem himself and family on payment of the jujur and adat of a virgin before-mentioned.

    The History of Sumatra William Marsden
  • If a younger sister be first married, the husband pays six dollars, adat pelalu, for passing over the elder.

    The History of Sumatra William Marsden

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