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sheikh

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Government, Islam
sheikhsheikh, sheik /ʃeɪk $ ʃiːk/ noun [countable]  1 PGHIGH POSITION OR RANKan Arab ruler or prince2 RRIa Muslim religious leader or teacher
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sheikhA sheikh was summoned and with his authority and before a vast concourse of onlookers the tomb was reopened.Rape, arson, sell me little sister to an A-rab sheikh?He was a religious sheikh and presided at the mosque the girl's father attended.Raimondo, the designer, was frantic; an oil-rich sheikh was coming in for a private showing with his wives.It is a tradition in which each devotee must have a direct relationship with a Sufi sheikh.
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