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Variant of ulema.
1. (Islam) a body of Muslim scholars or religious leaders
2. (Islam) a member of this body
[C17: from Arabic `ulamā scholars, from `alama to know]
(Team Sports, other than specified) a Meso-American team ball game, with a history dating back to as early as 1500 bc, played with a solid rubber ball on a long narrow court
[from Nahuatl Ullamalitztli ball game]
or u•le•ma(ˈu ləˌmɑ)
the body of scholars who are authorities on Muslim religion and law.
[1680–90; < Arabic ‘ulamā learned men]
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|Noun||1.||ulama - the body of Mullahs (Muslim scholars trained in Islam and Islamic law) who are the interpreters of Islam's sciences and doctrines and laws and the chief guarantors of continuity in the spiritual and intellectual history of the Islamic community|
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"