fatwa nom féminin (arabe fatwā) Dans la religion islamique, consultation juridique donnée par une autorité religieuse à propos d'un cas douteux ou d'une question nouvelle ; décision ou décret qui en résulte.

fatwa [fatwa] n. f.
ÉTYM. D. i., répandu en franç. en 1989; mot arabe.
Didact. (Dans l'islam). Consultation juridique sur un point de religion; décision qui en résulte (parfois, condamnation). || La fatwa lancée contre l'écrivain Salman Rushdie en 1989.

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