ayatollah definition

  • noun:
    • Islam A high-ranking Shiite spiritual expert considered worthy of replica in issues of spiritual legislation and interpretation.
    • Islam Used as a title for such a leader.
    • A religious leader in Iranian Shi’ite Islam; a member of the ’ulama.
    • a high-ranking Shiite religious frontrunner who is viewed as an expert on religious legislation as well as its interpretation and who's got political energy besides
    • Islam A high-ranking Shiite spiritual authority seen as worthy of imitation in issues of spiritual law and interpretation.
    • Islam Used as a title for these types of a leader.
    • A religious frontrunner in Iranian Shi’ite Islam; an associate of this ’ulama.
    • a high-ranking Shiite spiritual leader who is considered an authority on spiritual legislation and its own interpretation and that has political energy aswell

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