Imaum
Imam I*mam", Iman I*man", Imaum I*maum", n. [Ar. im[=a]m.] 1. Among the Mohammedans, a minister or priest who performs the regular service of the mosque. [1913 Webster]

2. A Mohammedan prince who, as a successor of Mohammed, unites in his person supreme spiritual and temporal power. [1913 Webster]


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