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



    BrE BrE//ˈmʌfti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌfti//
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  1. 1[countable] (also Mufti) a Muslim who is an expert in legal matters connected with Islam
  2. 2[uncountable] (old-fashioned) ordinary clothes worn by people such as soldiers who wear uniform in their job officers in mufti
  3. Word Originsense 1 late 16th cent.: from Arabic muftī, active participle of 'aftā ‘decide a point of law’.sense 2 early 19th cent.: perhaps humorously from mufti (sense 1).
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