variants or mejlis or less commonly majles or mejliss
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


Persian majlis assembly, council, from Arabic

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“Majlis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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