mujtahid

[ mooj-tah-hid ]
/ mudʒˈtɑ hɪd /
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noun Islam.

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

Nearby words

  1. muirburn,
  2. mujaheddin,
  3. mujahedin,
  4. mujahidin,
  5. mujik,
  6. mukalla,
  7. mukden,
  8. mukha,
  9. mukluk,
  10. mukti

Origin of mujtahid

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

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