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ayatollah

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Islam
ayatollaha‧ya‧tol‧lah /ˌaɪəˈtɒlə $ -ˈtoʊ-/ noun [countable]  RRIa religious leader of the Shiite Muslims, especially a very powerful one
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ayatollahAfter all, fanatic ayatollahs and born-again Christians eager for the Rapture set no encouraging example.
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