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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque.

Usage examples (27)
  • When you hear the terms imam and ayatollah, these refer to Shiite religious leaders.
  • Still, the imam is frequently accused of being a sellout because he associates with Christians.
  • Mr. Awlaki, who was born in New Mexico and spent years in the United States as an imam, is in hiding in Yemen.
  • The imam from the local mosque said prayers of blessing, and then the baby, Elisha, was presented to each relative. for more
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