[ mahj-lis ]
/ ˈmɑdʒ lɪs /
noun, plural maj·lis.(in Islamic countries)
a public audience held by a chieftain, monarch, or other ruler to listen to the requests of petitioners.
a house of parliament, as in Iran.
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Origin of majlis
Borrowed into English from Arabic around 1815–25
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Example sentences from the Web for majlis
The meal was served in the majlis on a large copper tray sent from the upper apartments.Travels in Arabia|Bayard Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for majlis
/ (ˈmædʒlɪs) /
the parliament of Iran
(in various N African and Middle Eastern countries) an assembly; council
Word Origin for Majlis
from Persian: assembly
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