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shariʿa

or sharia, shariʿah, shariah

[shuh-ree-uh, shah-ree-ah] /ʃəˈri ə, ʃɑˈri ɑ/
noun, Islam.
1.
law, seen as deriving from the Koran, hadith, ijmaʿ, and qiyas.
Origin of shariʿa
1875-1880
1875-80; < Arabic sharīʿah
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