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u·le·maor u·la·ma (o͞o′lə-mä′)
Muslim scholars trained in Islam and Islamic law.
(Islam) a variant of ulama1
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.||ulema - 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"