1. a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa during the 12th and 13th centuries.

noun plural -hades or -hads

  1. a member of a group of puritanical Muslims, originally Berbers, who arose in S Morocco in the 12th century as a reaction against the corrupt Almoravides and who ruled Spain and all Maghrib from about 1147 to after 1213

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