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1 : the prayer leader of a mosque
2 : a Muslim leader of the line of Ali held by Shiites to be the divinely appointed, sinless, infallible successors of Muhammad
3 : any of various rulers that claim descent from Muhammad and exercise spiritual and temporal leadership over a Muslim region
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A teacher & prayer leader of a mosque.

The word imam is an Arabic work that means “leader.” Depending on the usage of the word and whether or not it is written with a capital “I”, the word can hold many different meanings and connotations.
An imam could also be a Muslim leader of the line of Ali held by Shiites to be the divinely appointed, sinless, infallible successors of Muhammad or any of various rulers that claim descent from Muhammad and exercise spiritual and temporal leadership over a Muslim region.
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A prophet or mentor to young males. Typically a male a few years older than the youth he mentors. Usually, he has his own place, a "real job" and a live-in girlfreind.
Kids today have MTV to show them how to be men, all we had was Imam and Buddy.
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