HyperDic: ayatollah

English > 1 sense of the word ayatollah:
NOUNperson ayatollaha high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well
ayatollah > pronunciation
Soundsay.ahtow'lah
RhymesAbila ... Zola: 109 rhymes with lah...
English > ayatollah: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well.
RegionIran, Islamic Republic of Iran, PersiaA theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia
Broaderreligious leaderleader of a religious order
Spanishayatolá, ayatollah
Catalanaiatol·là, ayatollah

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