Ayatollah - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌaɪəˈtoʊlə|  American pronunciation of the word ayatollah
Brit.  |ˌʌɪəˈtɒlə|  British pronunciation of the word ayatollah

noun

- a high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well

Word forms

noun
singular: ayatollah
plural: ayatollahs
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