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Meaning of imam

i•mam

Pronunciation: (i-mäm'), [key]
— n. Islam.
  1. the officiating priest of a mosque.
  2. the title for a Muslim religious leader or chief.
  3. one of a succession of seven or twelve religious leaders, believed to be divinely inspired, of the Shi&ain;ites.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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