Tadlīs
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(a.), a term of Islamic law, verbal noun from Form II verb dallasa which means, according to LʿA , “to conceal a fault in a commodity”, with a not obviously related noun form dalas “darkness”.

1. In the law of sale and contract.

According to a generally-accepted view, found e.g. in Coulson, the term stems from the Byzantine Greek word dolos (< Latin dolus ) with the idea of fraudulent concealment of defects in merchandise. Ryner points out that both tadlīs and tag̲h̲rīr [q.v.] appear to be almost synonymous and used interchangeably by classical authors. Tadlīs is the term adopted by the …

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Dien, M.Y. Izzi and Juynboll, G.H.A., “Tadlīs”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1146>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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