qadi (plural qadis)
- (Islam, law) A civil judge in certain Islamic countries. [from 16th c.]
1907, Various, The Olive Fairy Book:
- To this the Jew agreed, and the two went together to the great hall, in which the kadi was administering justice.
- 1985, Yasmin Hussain, Sharon Siddique, Ahmad Ibrahim, Readings on Islam in Southeast Asia:
- legal treatises dealing with the subject usually spoke of the appointment to office of a qadi [...].
- 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 74:
- The Qazi, his spiritual adviser, had recommended that the Russian be taken out into the desert and buried alive [...].
- 2011, Jill Hamilton, The Guardian, 22 Jul 2011:
- While sharia law for divorce in many Muslim countries has been modified by governments, in Israel reform was initiated by qadis.
judge in Islam