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or jiz·ya

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noun Islam.
  1. the poll tax formerly paid by minority religious groups within the Muslim empire.
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Origin of jizyah

From Arabic
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Historical Examples

  • Conquered peoples who will neither embrace Islam nor pay a poll-tax (jizya) are to be put to the sword.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4