mujtahid

[ mooj-tah-hid ]
/ mudʒˈtɑ hɪd /

noun Islam.

a person who has been certified as capable of interpreting religious law.

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Origin of mujtahid

1805–15; <Arabic: literally, one who exerts himself; see ijtihad
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