Definitions for qadiˈkɑ di, ˈkeɪ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

qa•diˈkɑ di, ˈkeɪ-(n.)(pl.)-dis.

  1. a judge in a Muslim community, whose decisions are based on Islamic religious law.

    Category: Eastern Religions

Origin of qadi:

1895–1900; < Ar qādī judge

Princeton's WordNet

  1. qadi(noun)

    an Islamic judge

Wiktionary

  1. qadi(Noun)

    A civil judge in certain Islamic countries.

  2. Origin: From قاضي.

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  1. Qadi

    Qadi is a judge ruling in accordance with Islamic religious law appointed by the ruler of a Muslim country. Qadis traditionally have jurisdiction over all legal matters involving Muslims. The judgment of a qadi must be based on ijmah, the prevailing consensus of the Islamic scholars. The origin of the institution of qadi is the old Arab arbitrator, the Hakam, but qualities from officials in areas conquered by Arabs have been added to the structure.

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