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ayatollah

noun

1 ayatollah

A high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well.

Roget 996: clergy, clericals, ministry, priesthood, presbytery, the cloth, the desk.    clergyman, divine, ecclesiastic, churchman, priest, presbyter, hierophant, ... show more

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