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K̲h̲arād̲j̲
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, a word derived, via Syriac, from Greek χορηϒία, but attached by the Arabs to the native root k̲h̲ . r. d̲j̲ . Contrary to its original meaning, the word seems, in the current usage of the Near East, to have denoted “tax” in general, and is in fact found with reference to various specific taxes, thus causing considerable confusion [see d̲j̲izya ]. Arabic technical and legal literature uses it more specifically, at least in the period b…

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Cahen, Cl., Lambton, A.K.S., Orhonlu, Cengiz and Subhan, Abdus, “K̲h̲arād̲j̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 06 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0496>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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