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Dustūr
(44,385 words)

, in modern Arabic constitution. A word of Persian origin, it seems originally to have meant a person exercising authority, whether religious or political, and was later specialized to designate members of the Zoroastrian priesthood. It occurs in Kalīla wa-Dimna in the sense of…

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Ed., Lewis, B., Khadduri, M., Lambton, A.K.S., Caldwell, J.A.M., Gledhill, A., Pellat, Ch. and Ch. Pellat, “Dustūr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0199>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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