Definition of sharia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sharia

 noun
(also shariah)noun
BrE BrE//ʃəˈriːə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃəˈriːə//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the system of religious laws that Muslims follow Word Originfrom Arabic šarī‘a; the variant shariat from Urdu and Persian.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sharia