a judge in a Muslim community, whose decisions are based on Islamic religious law.
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How to use qadi in a sentence
In 1395 he was appointed chief cadi (qadi) of Yemen, married a daughter of the sultan, and died at Zabīd in 1414.
Its principal source is at Tell el-qadi, where it rises out of a basaltic mound whose summit is crowned by the ruins of Laish.
British Dictionary definitions for qadi
a variant spelling of cadi
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