Meaning of “ayatollah” in the English Dictionary

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"ayatollah" in British English

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ayatollahnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌaɪ.əˈtɒl.ə/ us /ˌaɪ.əˈtoʊ.lə/

an important religious leader of Shiite Muslims in Iran

(Definition of “ayatollah” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)