noun (1)
muf·​ti | \ ˈməf-tē How to pronounce mufti (audio) , ˈmu̇f- How to pronounce mufti (audio) \

Definition of mufti

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a professional jurist who interprets Muslim law


noun (2)
muf·​ti | \ ˈməf-tē How to pronounce mufti (audio) \

Definition of mufti (Entry 2 of 2)

: ordinary dress as distinguished from that denoting an occupation or station a priest in mufti especially : civilian clothes when worn by a person in the armed forces

First Known Use of mufti

Noun (1)

1586, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mufti

Noun (1)

Arabic muftī

Noun (2)

probably from mufti entry 1

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“Mufti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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