Mohammedan

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Mohammed +‎ -an, from the earlier form Mahometan, coined in the 17th century.

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Mohammedan (plural Mohammedans)

  1. (now largely obsolete and offensive) Muslim.
    • 1905, The New International Encyclopædia, New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, "Mosque"
      MOSQUE (Fr. mosquée, from Sp. mezquita, from Ar. masjid, temple, from sajada, to prostrate one's self, to pray). A Mohammedan house of prayer and worship. Examples of these buildings are found wherever the Mohammedan faith has prevailed, from Spain to India and Turkestan.
    • Rule 45, Prison Rules (Cap. 234, sub. leg. A)
      Mohammedan prisoners shall be allowed to observe the fast of Ramadan and during the fast shall be required to labour at such reduced task as the Medical Officer considers proper.

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Mohammedan (not comparable)

  1. (now largely obsolete and offensive) Muslim, Islamic.
  2. relating to Mohammed.

Usage notes[edit]

See the usage notes at Mohammedanism.

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