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Imʹaum (2 syl.) or Imam

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One of the Uleʹma or priestly body of the Mahometans. He recites the prayers and leads the devotions of the congregation. Imʹaums wear a high turban. The sultan as “head of the Moslems” is an Imaum. The word means teacher or guide.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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