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Maḥkamah


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Place of judgment. Refers to all forms of law court in the Arabic-speaking world. In traditional Islamic settings, emphasis was placed on the individual judge rather than the institution. The advent of colonialism and westernizing indigenous regimes accelerated an institutionalization of the judicial appartus, giving rise to the modern mahkamah.

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