[faht-wah] /ˈfɑt wɑ/
an Islamic religious decree issued by the ʿulama.
a non-binding judgment on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized religious authority
1620s, from Arabic fetwa “a decision given by a mufti,” related to fata “to instruct by a legal decision.” Popularized 1989 when Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran issued a ruling sentencing author Salman Rushdie to death for publishing “The Satanic Verses” (1988). It was lifted 1998.
[fat-wit-id] /ˈfætˈwɪt ɪd/ adjective 1. stupid; dull-witted.
[fat-woo d] /ˈfætˌwʊd/ noun, South Atlantic States. 1. kindling; lightwood.
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[foh-boo r, -boo rg; French foh-boor] /ˈfoʊ bʊər, -bʊərg; French foʊˈbur/ noun, plural faubourgs [foh-boo rz, -boo rgz; French foh-boor] /ˈfoʊ bʊərz, -bʊərgz; French foʊˈbur/ (Show IPA) 1. a suburb or a quarter just outside a French city. /ˈfəʊbʊəɡ; French fobur/ noun 1. a suburb or quarter, esp of a French city n. “suburb,” late […]