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n. Islam
1. Consultation, especially as a principle of governance.
2. An advisory council or assembly.

[Arabic šūrā, consultation, from šāwara, to consult; see śwr in Semitic roots.]


(ˈʃʊərə) or


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a consultative council or assembly
2. (Islam) a consultative council or assembly
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the process of decision-making by consultation and deliberation
4. (Islam) the process of decision-making by consultation and deliberation
[from Arabic shūrā, literally: consultation]
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