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u·le·ma

or u·la·ma  (o͞o′lə-mä′)
pl.n.
Muslim scholars trained in Islam and Islamic law.

[Turkish 'ulemā, from Arabic 'ulamā', wise men, pl. of 'ālim, wise, learned, active participle of 'alima, to know; see ʕlm in Semitic roots.]
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ulema

(ˈuːlɪmə)
n
(Islam) a variant of ulama1
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'u•la•ma

or u•le•ma

(ˈu ləˌmɑ)

n.pl.
the body of scholars who are authorities on Muslim religion and law.
[1680–90; < Arabic ‘ulamā learned men]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 communityulema - 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"
Mollah, Mulla, Mullah - a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque
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