majlis

noun

maj·​lis
variants or mejlis or less commonly majles or mejliss
majˈlis,
mej-,
-les
plural -es
: a council, assembly, or tribunal in North Africa or southwestern Asia
specifically : a house of parliament (as in Iran or Iraq) : parliament

Word History

Etymology

Persian majlis assembly, council, from Arabic

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“Majlis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/majlis. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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