nounWord forms: plural ˈmuftis
1. in Muslim countries, an interpreter or expounder of religious law
2. ordinary clothes, esp. when worn by one who normally wears, or has long worn, a military or
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Word origin of 'mufti'
Ar, one who gives a decisive response < āftā,
to judge; sense mufti (sense 2)
? in allusion to the Muslimlike dressing gown and tasseled cap worn by an officer
off duty in the early 19th c.