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mullah

[ muhl-uh, mool-uh, moo-luh ]
/ ˈmʌl ə, ˈmʊl ə, ˈmu lə /
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noun
(in Islamic countries) a title of respect for a person who is learned in, teaches, or expounds the sacred law.
(in Turkey) a provincial judge.
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Also mulla, mollah.

Origin of mullah

1605–15; <Persian or Urdu mullā<Arabic mawlā;see maulvi
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British Dictionary definitions for mullah

mullah

mulla mollah (ˈmɒlə)

/ (ˈmʌlə, ˈmʊlə) /

noun
(formerly) a Muslim scholar, teacher, or religious leader: also used as a title of respect

Word Origin for mullah

C17: from Turkish molla, Persian and Hindi mulla, from Arabic mawlā master
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