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(a.), arbitration (the maṣdar of the form II verb ḥakkama . It denotes the action of making an appeal to arbitration by someone involved with another in a conflict or in some affair of a conflicting nature by mutual agreement. It also designates someone fulfilling the role of an agent with the power of attorney, or an authorised agent (with full powers to act) in a different or clear matter. This person should be qualified as a muḥakkam , a person who is solicited for arbitration. The ancient Arabs preferred to use the word ḥakam , arbitrator, from the verb ḥakama , to judge (form I), from whi…

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Djebli, Moktar, “Taḥkīm”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7311>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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