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ulema Tweet Definition of ulema Like Definition of ulema on Facebook
noun(only in plural or taken as collective plural)
  1. The guardians of legal and religious tradition in Islam; clerics.
  • 2000: For the time being, the faithful must follow their own consciences and learn to distinguish good from evil by themselves, instead of relying on the . " Karen Armstrong, The Battle for God (Harper 2004, p. 131)
ummah Tweet Definition of ummah Like Definition of ummah on Facebook
noun
  1. (Islam) the worldwide Muslim community
Upanishad Tweet Definition of Upanishad Like Definition of Upanishad on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a collection of Hindu religious and philosophical texts
ushabti Tweet Definition of ushabti Like Definition of ushabti on Facebook
noun (pl=ushabtiu, pl2=ushabtis)
  1. in ancient Egypt, a figurine of a dead person, placed in their tomb to do their work for them in the afterlife
    • 1886, The Times, 1 Sep 1886, p.13 col. A:
    • : These little images were called in Egyptian "Ushabti," or "Respondents," and were in fact supposed to act as servants of the deceased, it being their duty to answer for him and serve as his substitutes when called upon to do labourer's work
UTU Tweet Definition of UTU Like Definition of UTU on Facebook
initialism
  1. The Ulster teacher's union
  2. The (United Transportation Union) Representing Train Operating Employees & Bus Drivers.

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