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ulema

ulema

noun ule·ma \ˌü-lə-ˈmä\

Definition of ULEMA

1
plural in construction :  the body of mullahs
2
:  mullah

Variants of ULEMA

ule·ma or ula·ma \ˌü-lə-ˈmä\

Origin of ULEMA

Arabic, Turkish, & Persian; Turkish & Persian ʽulemā, from Arabic ʽulamā
First Known Use: 1688

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