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[mahj-lis] /ˈmɑdʒ lɪs/

noun, plural majlis. (in Islamic countries)
a public audience held by a chieftain, monarch, or other ruler to listen to the requests of petitioners.
a house of parliament, as in Iran.
the parliament of Iran
(in various N African and Middle Eastern countries) an assembly; council

Persian national assembly, 1821, from Arabic majlis “assembly,” literally “session,” from jalasa “he sat down.”


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