Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Hindu Mohammedan use, a judge; a doctor (of the law): a common title of learned men, professors of the law and literature.

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Examples

  • Rising before dawn in the room he shares with 16 other students, Dallah prays in the mosque, then, seated on the floor beside his white-turbaned teacher, known as a maulvi, he studies Arabic grammar, Islamic philosophy, the Quran and the speeches of the Holy Prophet.

    The Making Of A Mujahed

  • The oldest brother, a senior cleric or maulvi, also lived in London.

    The Taliban troop with an east London cab driver in its ranks

  • A young maulvi (religious instructor) named Abdullah told me that the people of his generation witnessed mass destruction of their religious institutions by the junta as they were being forced out of their once home country.

    Derek Flood: From South to South: Refugees as Migrants: The Rohingya in Pakistan

  • Reports claim that the duo exchanged the vows in the nikaah ceremony held in the presence of a maulvi.

    Saif, Kareena tied the knot or not?

  • Hindustan Times However, when a maulvi, or religious scholar, offered him a skullcap as a mark of respect Modi refused, accepting a shawl instead.

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  • Mukesh Tiwari, a self styled 'baadshah khan' kind of character lives in an apartment where a maulvi kinds, a Chandraswami clone and a stray politician wine and dine and make their sinister plans.

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  • But the entire village was so involved in the production that everyone, including the maulvi, rushed through namaaz to be on time for the play.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

  • This is not the first time that the media has got them married, but what irked Bebo more was that there were reports that the two had a formal engagement in the presence of a maulvi on February 6 at the Chote Nawab†™ s house in Bandra.

    The Times of India

  • Apparently, there were rumors that the two of them got engaged in the presence of a maulvi on February 6th at Saif's residence and that he's also gifted a car to Kareena.

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  • Of course, Chidambram intervened and the maulvi was released from police custody, but the question remains: who has created this atmosphere of distrust against the Muslims?

    The Milli Gazette: India, Muslim, Islamic News

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