from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A legal opinion, decree or ruling issued by a mufti or other Islamic lawyer.
- v. To make somebody the subject of a fatwa, especially a ban or death sentence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as fetwah.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a ruling on a point of Islamic law that is given by a recognized authority
Arabic fatwā, legal opinion; see ptw in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Arabic فتوى (fatwā), a formal legal opinion. (Wiktionary)