from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Islam A building or group of buildings used for teaching Islamic theology and religious law, typically including a mosque.
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- n. A school for any kind of teaching, at any grade level. It may have courses in Islamic theology and religious law, but it is not a requirement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In India, a school or college for the education of youth. Also, corruptly, madressah, madrissah, madrissa, medresseh.
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- n. Muslim schools in Bangladesh and Pakistan
Arabic madrasa, from darasa, to study; see drš in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Arabic مدرسة (madrasa) f. "school". (Wiktionary)