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Definition of "mufti" []

  • A Muslim scholar who interprets the shari'a. (noun)
  • Civilian dress, especially when worn by one who normally wears a uniform. (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 "mufti" in a sentence
  • "A flunkey in mufti is as unseemly an object as a soldier on furlough, with his jacket unbuttoned and his neat stock replaced by a coloured neckerchief."
  • "In 2008, Umar left for South Africa to pursue a two-year master's degree in Islamic jurisprudence and earned the title "mufti.""
  • "Predominantly old soldiers and, allowing for the dreadful appearance that men drilling in mufti always present, not a bad lot."