noun muj·ta·hid \müjˈtäˌhid\

Definition of mujtahid



  1. :  an authoritative interpreter of the religious law of Islam; especially :  a living religious teacher that is recognized by the Shiʽa as competent to exercise private judgment in formulating authoritative answers to legal questions

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Origin and Etymology of mujtahid

Arabic, one who exerts himself

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