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Mudéjar

[ Spanish moo-the-hahr ]
/ Spanish muˈðɛ hɑr /
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noun, plural Mu·dé·ja·res [moo-the-hah-res]. /muˈðɛ hɑˌrɛs/.
a Muslim permitted to remain in Spain after the Christian reconquest, especially during the 8th to the 13th centuries.
adjective
of or relating to a style of Spanish architecture from the 13th to 16th centuries, a fusion of Romanesque and Gothic with Arabic.
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Origin of Mudéjar

1860–65; <Spanish <Arabic muddajjan permitted to stay
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British Dictionary definitions for Mudéjar

Mudéjar
/ Spanish (muˈðɛxar) /

noun plural -jares (-xares)
medieval history a Spanish Moor, esp one permitted to stay in Spain after the Christian reconquest
adjective
of or relating to a style of architecture orginated by Mudéjares

Word Origin for Mudéjar

from Arabic mudajjan one permitted to remain
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