dhimma

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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Arabic ذِمَّة(ḏimma, protection, custody), from ذَمَّ(ḏamma, to blame).

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dhimma (plural dhimmas)

  1. A form of social contract in a state under sharia law granting special status to all or certain non-Muslim subjects, providing rights of residence in return for taxes.
  2. A dhimmi.

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