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- n. A member of the religious police in an Islamic country, especially Saudi Arabia.
- n. The religious police as a body.
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- n. religious police in Saudi Arabia whose duty is to ensure strict adherence to established codes of conduct; offenders may be detained indefinitely; foreigners are not excluded
From Arabic مطوع (muŧáwwaʕ, "compliance officer, pious volunteer"), from طوع (ŧáwwaʕa, "to subjugate"). (Wiktionary)