Definitions

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  • noun Malaysia Traditional Malay law.

Etymologies

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From Malay adat, from Arabic عادَة (ʕá:da, "habit, custom"), from the verb عود (ʕáuda, "to appurtain, to be proper").

Examples

  • The Palestinian Supreme Court declared that Sa'adat's imprisonment was unconstitutional, and ordered his release, but the PNA has refused to comply.

    "Child of the Uprising - The Future is Yours"

  • The Palestinian Supreme Court declared that Sa'adat's imprisonment was unconstitutional, and ordered his release, but the PNA has refused to comply.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The manager of this estate has had full control for twenty years and knows the "adat" (tribal customs) of his people and the individual peculiarities of the leaders.

    All About Coffee

  • So saying, he took the cattle-stick and flourishing it thrice in the air, was about to come down with it on the first ape, when Abu al-Sa'adat's ape said to him, "Let him be, O Khalifah, hold thy hand and come hither to me, that I may tell thee what to do."

    Arabian nights. English

  • Sa'adat's wife, Abla, also a political activist, faced Israeli harshness numerous times, including her January 23, 2003 Allenby Bridge border crossing arrest, preventing her from addressing the Porto Alegre, Brazil World Social Forum.

    Palestine Chronicle - Headlines

  • Aziz Dweik of Hamas and Marwan Barghouthi of Fateh, Palestinian national leaders also imprisoned by Israel, also issued statements echoing Comrade Sa'adat's sentiments, calling for national unity and resistance to the occupier.

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

  • Ahmad Sa'adat's hunger strike has sparked thousands of people around the world to appeal for his release, as a living example who symbolizes the steadfastness and strength of the Palestinian prisoners amid isolation and dire conditions, and it must compel all of those outside the prisons to act.

    body on the line

  • So saying, he took the cattle stick, and flourishing it thrice in the air, was about to come down with it on the first ape, when Abu al-Sa'adat's ape said to him: "Let him be, O Khalifah.

    Tehran Winter

  • This is the same Mr. Erekat who recently wrote an admiring letter to Ahmed Sa ' adat, the mastermind of the 2001 assassination of an Israeli cabinet member.

    From Jakarta to Jerusalem

  • We live to Pervert the Platform, Jigger with the Djurus, and Stretch the Sambuts -- if you know what I mean -- and as for adat and hormat, those are those little sausages that come in cans, right?

    Notes to Myself

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