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majlis

[ mahj-lis ]

noun

, plural maj·lis.
  1. a public audience held by a chieftain, monarch, or other ruler to listen to the requests of petitioners.
  2. a house of parliament, as in Iran.


Majlis

/ ˈmædʒlɪs /

noun

  1. the parliament of Iran
  2. (in various N African and Middle Eastern countries) an assembly; council


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Word History and Origins

Origin of majlis1

Borrowed into English from Arabic around 1815–25

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Word History and Origins

Origin of majlis1

from Persian: assembly

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Example Sentences

The meal was served in the majlis on a large copper tray sent from the upper apartments.

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