jizya

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic جزية (jizya(t)), from Persian گزید (gazīd), گزیت (gazīt, poll-tax), from Middle Persian 𐭢𐭦𐭩𐭲 (gazīd), 𐭢𐭦𐭩𐭲𐭪𐭩 (gazīdag, poll-tax), from Aramaic.

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Noun[edit]

jizya (plural jizyas)

  1. (Islam) A per capita tax levied on a section of an Islamic state's non-Muslim citizens, who meet certain criteria.