dhimmi

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From French dhimmi, from Arabic ذِمِّيّ (ḏimmiyy, a dhimmi), from ذِمَّة (ḏimma, protection, custody).

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dhimmi (plural dhimmis)

  1. (Islam, chiefly historical) A protected and specially taxed non-Muslim subject of a state governed under dhimma, a form of social contract, in accordance with sharia law.

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