n.1.See Mohammedan, Mohammedanism.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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His name was Aloadine, and was a Mahumetan. Hee had in a goodly Valley betwixt two Mountaynes very high, made a goodly Garden, furnished with the best trees and fruits he could find, adorned with divers Palaces and houses of pleasure, beautified with gold Workes, Pictures, and Furnitures of silke.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, with bases in the great entrepots of Aleppo, Alexandria and Constantinople, figures such as George Baldwin and Heneage Finch, armed with curiosity and commercial acumen, 'spoke for an attitude of mind which for a time was commonplace on the streets of London', epitomised by Dr Johnson's comment that there were 'two objects of curiosity, the Christian and the Mahumetan', since 'all the rest may be considered as barbarous.' The universal language of trade was the key to the Pasha's success.
In addition, there is strong evidence he gave other sworn testimony in verbo sacerdotis well before Dryden's play was staged, for in a satire published in 1682, Adam Elliot, a Protestant minister, charged that Oates had engaged his "Verbum Sacerdotis" when he swore falsely that Elliot was a "Mahumetan" turned Jesuit and when he deceived the English nation by asserting "upon the word of a Priest that he commenc'd Doctor at Salamanca." (54) Now Elliot's last point refers to Oates's testimony before the Privy Council at a date prior to 1680.