chador?A covers the hair, neck and the rest

chador?A
full-length cloak worn by Muslim
women which covers the hair, neck and the rest of the body down to the floor,
but leaves the face open. This item of clothing is most common in Iran, but it
can be seen throughout the world and in most Muslim countries where full
coverage is not required.

Charter of Medina, Constitution of Medina, Medina Charter?A peace treaty drafted by
the Prophet Muhammad to end the
fighting and animosity between all the major tribes in the city, including Christians, Jews, Muslims and pagans.

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check?The United
States’ spelling of cheque.

cheque (US sp. check)?A
document ordering the payment of money from one bank account into another. Cheques are
issued by banks in the form of cheque books to holders of cheque accounts; the
cheques come pre-printed with the account holder’s name or names (if it is a
joint account or business
partnership), account number, sort code and the name of the bank, and each
cheque has its own unique number which can be used to trace individual
payments. The account holder (known as the drawer) fills the cheque in with the
name of the payee,
the amount (spelt out and in figures) and the date, then gives it to the payee.
The payee then gives the cheque to the drawee, typically his or her own bank
(over the counter, by post or at an ATM) and the drawee will forward the
cheque to the drawer’s bank, who will pay the drawee, who will in turn put the
money into the payee’s account. Cheques can sometime be cashed at the drawer’s
bank on production of identification, and it is also possible to cash a cheque
instantly at an organisation such as a pawnbroker, who will charge a fee for
the service, partly to cover their risk of the cheque bouncing. One of the advantages of using
a cheque is that it is much more secure than cash because stolen cheques can be
cancelled and cheques that have been written out can only be of value to the
payee. This is particularly pertinent when sending payments through the post.
There has been a gradual reduction in the number of cheques used as more
businesses and individuals use electronic payment methods, to the degree that
some commentators see the cheque becoming obsolete.

Christ?Literally,
the word Christ means ‘annointed one’, which is in reference to the pouring of
oil, perfume or water to symbolise divinity. The English transliteration led to
its meaning ‘messiah’, and this in turn became applied to Jesus, the key earthly figure in Christianity. Jesus,
Christ and Jesus Christ are now used interchangeably to mean Jesus Christ, the
Christian messiah.

Christian?A person who
is an adherent of Christianity.

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