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za·kat

 (zə-kät′, -kăt′)
n. Islam
1. The obligatory contribution of a certain portion of one's wealth in support of the poor or needy or for other charitable purposes, considered as one of the duties of Islamic religious practice.
2. The amount owed or contributed for these purposes.

[Arabic zakāt, zakāh, purity, justness, alms, from Aramaic zākutā, innocence, justification, meritorious deed, from zəkā, to be innocent, be worthy, give alms, from Canaanite zākā or Akkadian zakû, to be pure, become pure, innocent; see ḏkw in Semitic roots.]
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zakat

(zaˈkat)
n
(Islam) Islam an annual tax on Muslims to aid the poor in the Muslim community
[from Arabic zakāt alms]
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Noun1.zakat - the fourth pillar of Islam is almsgiving as an act of worshipzakat - the fourth pillar of Islam is almsgiving as an act of worship; "the zakat is earmarked for the poor and disabled"
charity - an activity or gift that benefits the public at large
pillar of Islam - (Islam) one of the five religious obligations accepted by all Muslims
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