mullah

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noun mul·lah \ˈmə-lə, ˈmu̇-\

Definition of mullah

  1. :  an educated Muslim trained in religious law and doctrine and usually holding an official post

mullahism

play \-lə-ˌi-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of mullah

Turkishmolla & Persian & Urdu mulla, from Arabic mawlā


First Known Use: 1613


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