HyperDic: spiritual_leader

English > 1 sense of the expression spiritual leader:
NOUNperson spiritual leadera leader in religious or sacred affairs
English > spiritual leader: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA leader in religious or sacred affairs.
InstancesGandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhipolitical and spiritual leader during India's struggle with Great Britain for home rule
NarrowerCatholicosThe ecclesiastical title of the leaders of the Nestorian and Armenian churches
Evangelist(when capitalized) any of the spiritual leaders who are assumed to be authors of the Gospels in the New Testament
cantor, hazanThe official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical part of the service and sings or chants the prayers intended to be performed as solos
clergyman, reverend, man of the clothA member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
patriarchtitle for the heads of the Eastern Orthodox Churches (in Istanbul and Alexandria and Moscow and Jerusalem)
pope, Catholic Pope, Roman Catholic Pope, pontiff, Holy Father, Vicar of Christ, Bishop of RomeThe head of the Roman Catholic Church
priest, non-Christian priestA person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion
rabbispiritual leader of a Jewish congregation
BroaderleaderA person who rules or guides or inspires others
Spanishclérigo, líder espiritual
Catalanlíder espiritual

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