Definitions

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  • n. Archaic form of shari'a.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The sacred law of the Turkish empire.

Etymologies

Turkish. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There is no doubt that a study of the Mohammedan sacred texts, particularly of the "sheriat" or canon law, together with a glance over

    The New World of Islam

  • These men called themselves "Neo-Motazelites" and boldly advocated reforms such as a thorough overhauling of the sheriat and a general modernization of Islam.

    The New World of Islam

  • The prohibitions of the sheriat were evaded or quietly ignored.

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  • The provisions of the sheriat, or Moslem canon law, such as the prohibition of interest rendered economic life in the modern sense impossible.

    The New World of Islam

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