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mujtahid

[mooj-tah-hid] /mudʒˈtɑ hɪd/
noun, Islam.
1.
a person who has been certified as capable of interpreting religious law.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Arabic: literally, one who exerts himself; see ijtihad
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