mufti

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mufti civilian dress worn by a person who is entitled to wear a military uniform
    • n mufti a jurist who interprets Muslim religious law
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mufti An official expounder of Mohammedan law.
    • Mufti One of the chief legal advisers to the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
    • n mufti Ordinary civilian dress when worn by persons who serve in a uniformed service, such as the military or police. It originally was used in reference to British naval or military officers, and originated with the British service in India.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mufti A Mohammedan law-officer whose duty it was to expound the law which the kadi was to execute.
    • n mufti In India, citizen's dress worn by officers when off duty: now commonly used in this sense in the British army.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mufti muf′ti a doctor or official expounder of Mohammedan law in Turkey: the dress of an officer off duty.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. mufti,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ar.

Usage

In literature:

The latter were dressed in mufti.
"The Petticoat Commando" by Johanna Brandt
There is now no Mufti of this sect at Mecca, though the other three are represented there.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
That was an opinion delivered in mufti.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 28, April 1893" by Various
The Muftis and Imams in office receive from 300 to 1,200 francs a year.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
Who was that person on deck in mufti?
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The blue uniform is more useful in some cases than the inconspicuous mufti of the C.I.D.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
He, like Joe, wore mufti and now extended his hand to be shaken.
"Mercenary" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
He was in mufti, whoever he was, and received us kindly enough.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
You mean the difference between a man in uniform and in mufti?
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
That's why, sir, I've taken the liberty of appearing before you in outgrown mufti.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
Dryden is blamed for making the Mufti in Don Sebastian talk nonsense.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Only the mufti spoke out in the meeting in its favor.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Polly opened the window and Mufty sprang in, bringing a puff of frosty air in his wake.
"A Bookful of Girls" by Anna Fuller
Do they know I came in mufti this morning?...
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
My old mufti of a Tcherkess is one of these.
"Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century" by W. H. Davenport Adams
With the exception of my friend and I, there was not a man in mufti.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
When the Mufti appeared, all sent forth groans and sobs.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
He had been seen perturbed and calm, hastening and loitering, in uniform and in mufti.
"John Dene of Toronto" by Herbert Jenkins
Mufti Habitulla, 122-123. murder of, 123.
"The Life of Yakoob Beg" by Demetrius Boulger
Because, though Ashingtons do exist and these things sometimes happen, they generally happen in mufti.
"The Spy in Black" by J. Storer Clouston
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In poetry:

One day the Sultan, grand and grim,
Ordered the Mufti brought to him.
"Now let thy wisdom solve for me
The question I shall put to thee.
"The Way To Heaven" by John Hay
The Sultan spake, and then was dumb.
The Mufti looked about the room,
And straight made answer to his lord.
Fearing the bowstring at each word:
"The Way To Heaven" by John Hay
Turn here your wondering eyes,
Call your wisest of the wise,
Your Muftis and your ministers, your men of deepest lore;
Let the sagest of your sages
Ope our island's mystic pages,
And explain unto your Highness the wonders of our shore.
"A Mystery" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Turn here your wondering eyes,
Call your wisest of the wise,
Your muftis and your ministers, your men of deepest lore;
Let the sagest of your sages
Ope our island's mystic pages,
And explain unto your highness the wonders of our shore.
"Ireland" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

A Kuwaiti delegation asked the mufti about his views on a proposed Kuwait law that would ban the construction of non-Islamic places of worship.
Saudi's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh (C) leads prayer at a funeral on February 6, 2008, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Congratulations to Imam William Suhaib Webb on his almost-mufti status.
There is a whole science, entitled the etiquette of verdict (adab al- fatwa ), that the prospective issuer of fatwas (or someone known as a mufti) needs to learn, in order to ensure all verdicts are clear, accurate and valid.
Egypt's Grand Mufti calls for peace and calm.
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti , the highest religious authority in the birthplace of Islam, on Saturday denounced attacks on diplomats and embassies as un-Islamic after deadly protests against a U.S.-made film mocking Islam's founder.
Saudi Grand Mufti Warns Against Using Hajj for Political Agendas.
Michael Gerson on Egypt's Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa.
Meeting Egypt's Grand Mufti .
York Theatre Company continues its celebration of legendary librettist and lyricist Tom Jones with a production of Roadside in its Musicals In Mufti : The Tom Jones Festival series.
Falling branch kills Benjamin Mufti of NW.
The Musicals in Mufti presentation of Roadside, staged as part of the The Tom Jones Festival at the York Theatre Company's Off-Broadway home, begins its weekend of performances March 30.
The grand mufti of Egypt says anti-Islam video spreads "hatred," which should be illegal.
Jay Peg 's dam, Laptop Lady (SAF), is by another American-bred horse, Al Mufti.
Islamist Groups Slam Egytian Mufti's Jerusalem Visit.
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