Definition of mut'a in English:

mut'a

noun

Islam
  • In certain Shiite Muslim communities: a fixed-term marriage, usually of short duration. Frequently attributive, especially in "mut'a marriage".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Horace Wilson (1786–1860), Sanskritist. From Arabic mutʿa, lit. ‘enjoyment’.

Pronunciation

mut'a

/ˈmʊtə/