sharia

noun, often capitalized sha·ria \shə-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of sharia

  1. :  Islamic law based on the Koran

Variants of sharia

or less commonly

shari'a

or

shariah

or

shari'ah

\shə-ˈrē-ə\

Origin and Etymology of sharia

Arabic sharīʽa


First Known Use: 1855


SHARIA Defined for English Language Learners

sharia

noun, often capitalized sha·ria \shə-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of sharia for English Language Learners

  • : the religious laws based on the Koran that Muslims follow


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