Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Mohammedan title of honor or compliment given to various religious dignitaries, as heads of orders, and others exercising functions relating to the sacred law, as well as to students of that law. It is not conferred by formal authority, but is an expression of public respect, like master.
  • n. A superior judge of the Moslem sacred law.

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Examples

  • "Wha 's molla, Bill?" he asked, in the tone that was calculated to invite an unburdening of her troubles.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • "Wha's molla, Bill?" he asked, in the tone that was calculated to invite an unburdening of her troubles.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • I have been musing a good deal over my "Dooiney-molla" [1]: he is now taking shape, and looms rather large.

    The Bed-Book of Happiness

  • "But if my _dooiney molla_ can't marry my wife, there's one thing he can do for her -- he can make her house his home in Ramsey when he goes to Douglas for good and comes down here to the coorts once a fortnight."

    The Manxman A Novel - 1895

  • The parzon has has been telling my _dooiney molla_ to do as I have done today.

    The Manxman A Novel - 1895

  • "And Harry, more like a dooiney-molla For Jack, lak helpin him to woo."

    The Symposium

  • Vallelunga 23.01.2010 - Lamborghini airlines volo diretto Cimini - Campagnano, business class .. l'impianto freni molla e si va lunghetti alla Campagnano!!

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  • Bakhtiar, dar Tarikhe Moderne Iran, bi-nazir bood, mellate ma, amadegiye zehniye pazireshe chonin abarmardi ro nadasht, akhond va molla mikhast!

    بالاترین

  • Neda jan, you are gone, but your voice is louder than ever. har ghatre az khoon shoma daane zangirist ke bar gardane molla

    "news" via big sleep in Google Reader

  • Not only were the brahmans the best educated Hindus they met, but also, more important, it was soon realized that among the Hindus the brahman was a much more "sacred" group than say the molla is among the Muslims, the rabbi among the Jews, or the priest among the Christians.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 4

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