taqlid

noun
taq·lid | \taˈklēd\
plural -s

Definition of taqlid 

Islam

: uncritical and unqualified acceptance of a traditional orthodoxy or of an authoritarian code of a particular religious teacher

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History and Etymology for taqlid

Arabic taqlīd, literally, winding round; from the custom of honoring one by girding him with a sword

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