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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 Shiعites. Also,i•maumPronunciation: (i-mäm', i-môm'). [key]

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