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n. pl. gha·zies
1. A Muslim who has successfully fought against non-Muslims.
2. Used as a title for such a warrior.

[Arabic ġāzī, raider, warrior, active participle of ġazā, to raid; see ġzw in Semitic roots.]
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n, pl -zis
1. (Islam) a Muslim fighter against infidels
2. (Islam) (often capital) a Turkish warrior of high rank
[C18: from Arabic, from ghazā he made war]
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(ˈgɑ zi)

n., pl. -zis.
a Muslim soldier, esp. one fighting against non-Muslims.
[1745–55; < Arabic ghāzī]
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