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SALAAM (Arab. salam, " peace ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 55 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SALAAM (Arab. salam, " peace "), the Oriental term for a salutation. The word is used for any act of salutation, as of an ambassador to a monarch, and so in a secondary sense of a compliment. Properly it is the oral salutation of Mahommedans to each other; but it has acquired the special meaning of an act of obeisance.
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