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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(n.) Alt. of Kadiaster

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [2]

(Arabic) is among the Mohammedans the title of an assistant-judge of civil law, and like the judge himself (molla), is classed among the higher clergy, because all civil law of the Mussulman is based on the Koran. (See Koran).