• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Khutbah An address or public prayer read from the steps of the pulpit in Mohammedan mosques, offering glory to God, praising Mohammed and his descendants, and the ruling princes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n khutbah A Mohammedan prayer and sermon or formal oration in Arabic delivered in the mosques on Fridays at the beginning of meridian prayer. It is regarded by Mussulmans as the most sacred part of their service, and the recital of his name in this oration is a high prerogative of the sultan or ameer. In India the expression “Ruler of the Age” is substituted. Also spelled khotbah.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Khutbah kut′ba a Mohammedan prayer and sermon delivered in the mosques on Fridays
    • Khutbah Also Khot′bah
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary