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mullah

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Islam
mullahmul‧lah /ˈmʌlə, ˈmʊlə/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 RRIa Muslim teacher of law and religion
Examples from the Corpus
mullahBoth brothers followed the family tradition and became mullahs.His luxuriant beard was red: he was Banda's mullah.Little wonder people turned to their traditional leaders, the mullahs, said Parsons.My brother Matullah is all right, and so is Alishan Karim, the brother of the mullah.It was inevitable that Khomeini would loathe the attacks that Reza Shah made on the power of the mullahs.Thus the mullahs can legitimately incite revolution, and since the seventh century they have done so.
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