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religious leader

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  • n. A religious leader is one who is recognised by a religious body as having some authority within that body.
  • n. The leader of a religious order.
  • n. In Catholicism, any of a number of individuals, including priests, Cardinals, Bishops, and the Supreme Pontiff.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. leader of a religious order

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Examples

  • a European cannot understand, for these men were confined most rigorously on the merest suspicion, while Cadi, who was brother-in-law to Sheikh Tahir, the religious leader of the rebels, was called into council by Suleiman Pasha whenever anything important was to be done, although week by week some one or other member of his family went off to join the rebels.

    Three Months in the Soudan

  • An Egyptian army commanded by General Hicks was almost entirely destroyed by the natives under a religious leader called the Mahdi.

    Queen Victoria

  • As religious leader David O. McKay wisely said, “No success can compensate for failure in the home.”

    Creating Wealth

  • Rashi stands before us a teacher distinguished and original, a religious leader full of tact and delicate feeling, a scholar clear-headed and at the same time loving-hearted.

    Rashi

  • Upon these characteristics given by Bishop Moore, Bishop Hood remarks in his One Hundred Years of the African Methodist Church: "The man who has all these characteristics is a remarkably uncommon human being, and yet they are just the qualities needed for the ordeal through which the foremost religious leader of the oppressed race in America had to pass."

    The Varick Family

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