shariah

shariʿah

[shah-ree-ah]
noun Islam.
law, seen as deriving from the Koran, hadith, ijmaʿ, and qiyas.
Also, shariʿa.


Origin:
1875–80; < Arabic sharīʿah

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shariah

noun
the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed; "sharia is only applicable to Muslims"; "under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state" 
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