taqlid

noun taq·lid \taˈklēd\

Definition of taqlid

plural

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Islam

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

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Origin and Etymology of taqlid

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


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