qadi

noun
qa·​di
variants: or less commonly cadi or kadi or kadhi \ ˈkädē \ or qazi \ ˈkäzē \
plural -s

Definition of qadi

: a Muslim judge who interprets and administers the religious law of Islam — compare shariʽa

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History and Etymology for qadi

Arabic qāḍī

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“Qadi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/qadi. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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