From Ottoman Turkish, alternative form of Muafiyet, ultimately from from Arabic مُعَاف (muʿāf), from the root ع ف و (ʿ-f-w). For more see معافی, عفو, and عفا.
- Hyphenation: mu‧ha‧fi‧yet
muhafiyet (definite accusative muhafiyeti, plural muhafiyetler)
- franchise, a tax exemption, immunity
- ^ “عفو” in Edward William Lane (1863), Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 2092-2095, meaning that which removes traces, to erase, to make eroded, to relinquish or waive; the freeing a person from debt, to forgive and remove the traces of such an obligation, to forgo a rightful claim, to pardon; someone who associates with another without seeking to obtain their bounty.
- ^ In Almaany, http://www.almaany.com/en/dict/en-tr/muaf/