Mus·lim (mŭzləm, mz-, mŭs-, ms-)
1. also Mos·lem (mŏzləm, mŏs-) A believer in or adherent of Islam.
2. A member of the Nation of Islam; a Black Muslim.
[Arabic muslim, one who surrenders, active participle of 'aslama, to surrender; see ISLAM.]
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