noun, plural maj·lis. (in Islamic countries)

  1. a public audience held by a chieftain, monarch, or other ruler to listen to the requests of petitioners.
  2. a house of parliament, as in Iran.


  1. the parliament of Iran
  2. (in various N African and Middle Eastern countries) an assembly; council

n.Persian national assembly, 1821, from Arabic majlis “assembly,” literally “session,” from jalasa “he sat down.”

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