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[Arab.,=one who surrenders (himself to God), an agent form of the verb of which Islam is a verbal noun], one who has embraced Islam, a follower of Muhammad. The form Moslem is also common in English; the term Mussulman is now rarely used.
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1. a follower of the religion of Islam
2. of or relating to Islam, its doctrines, culture, etc.
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