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maulvi

[moul-vee] /ˈmaʊl vi/
noun
1.
(in India) an expert in Islamic law: used especially as a term of respectful address among Muslims.
Also, molvi, moolvee, moolvi, moulvi.
Origin
< Hindi maulvī < Arabic mawlawī, equivalent to mawlā master (see mullah) + suffix of appurtenance

moolvee

[mool-vee] /ˈmul vi/
noun
1.
Also, moolvi.
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British Dictionary definitions for moolvi

moolvie

/ˈmuːlviː/
noun
1.
(esp in India) a Muslim doctor of the law, teacher, or learned man also used as a title of respect
Word Origin
C17: from Urdu, from Arabic mawlawīy; compare mullah
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