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- n. a person who gives religious or sacred leadership, though not necessarily the leader of a religious organization
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- n. a leader in religious or sacred affairs
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The Very Reverend Gary J. Harmon was pastor and spiritual leader of the New House of God.
In the Islamic blend of temporal and religious authority, the sultan was the Commander of the Faithful, the spiritual leader of the world’s Muslims, and the guardian of the Arabian holy places of Mecca and Medina.
Members of Jemaah Islamiah, a militant Islamic organization with links to Al Qaeda, were tried for the bombings; while three of those connected to the bombings received death sentences, the spiritual leader of the group, Abu Bakar Bashir, was released after a twenty-six-month prison term.
A staunch pillar of the Church all her life, she had supported her parish and its spiritual leader in fitting fashion even when Father Kelly had hiccuped his way through the Mass.
Hurvitz “Rabbi Mitch” has served as the spiritual leader for Temple Sholom of Greenwich, CT.
And she is the krianan, the spiritual leader of our tribe, and I am to take her place when I am grown.
REPORTER: Well, Jemaah Islamiyah's so-called spiritual leader Abu Bakar Ba'asyir founded a boarding school in Indonesia which apparently teaches some of these radical views that he holds and he has refused to condemn the bombings on Friday and he has said that terrorism is justified in the war against infidels.