- a hermit or holy man, especially in N Africa, often wielding political power and credited with supernatural powers.
- the tomb or shrine of such a man.
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OTHER WORDS FROM maraboutmar·a·bout·ism, noun
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I was at this moment the whole length of the room from the Marabout.Memoirs of Robert-Houdin, ambassador, author and conjurer|Jean Henri Robert-Houdin
The sheik and his subjects, followed by the marabout, took to their horses and suddenly disappeared.
The marabout, who did not understand French, looked at him in astonishment, while the soldiers burst out laughing.
Already the news had reached the marabout of Temacin, and flashed on to Touggourt.The Golden Silence|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
We skirt the precipice of Azrou-n'hour, crowned with its marabout's tomb.