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[moh-zar-uh b] /moʊˈzær əb/

a Christian in Spain who, during the Muslim domination, was permitted to practice his or her own religion.
(formerly) a Christian of Moorish Spain

“assimilated Christian in Moorish Spain,” one who was allowed to continue practicing his religion in exchange for political allegiance, from Spanish Mozarabe “would-be Arab,” from Arabic mostarib, from a desiderative verbal form of Arab.


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