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Definition of "imaret" [i•ma•ret]

  • An inn or hostel for pilgrims in Turkey. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "imaret" in a sentence
  • "Kavala also has a beautiful "imaret" - a type of charity association built during the Ottoman period."
  • "The remarkable church of this monastery still exists as a mosque, and is known as Eski imaret Mahallasse."
  • "Found on the peninsula containing Kavala's old city, "[T.e imaret] was used both for charitable acts and later also as a possible base for supporting troops passing through," said Michael Lychounas, Kavala's archeologist and head of the Institute Mohamed Ali for the Research of Eastern T.adition, or I.M.A.R.E.T. After being used for welfare - and education-educated activities, Kavala's imaret gradually fell into disrepair."