noun, plural maj·lis. (in Islamic countries)
- a public audience held by a chieftain, monarch, or other ruler to listen to the requests of petitioners.
- a house of parliament, as in Iran.
- the parliament of Iran
- (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.”