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spir·i·tu·al lead·er

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  1. spiritual leadernoun

    a leader in religious or sacred affairs


  1. spiritual leadernoun

    a person who gives religious or sacred leadership, though not necessarily the leader of a religious organization


  1. spiritual leader

    Clergy are formal leaders within established religions. Their roles and functions vary in different religious traditions, but usually involve presiding over specific rituals and teaching their religion's doctrines and practices. Some of the terms used for individual clergy are clergyman, clergywoman, clergyperson, churchman, and cleric, while clerk in holy orders has a long history but is rarely used.In Christianity, the specific names and roles of the clergy vary by denomination and there is a wide range of formal and informal clergy positions, including deacons, elders, priests, bishops, preachers, pastors, presbyters, ministers, and the pope. In Islam, a religious leader is often known formally or informally as an imam, caliph, qadi, sheikh, mufti, mullah, muezzin, or ayatollah. In the Jewish tradition, a religious leader is often a rabbi (teacher) or hazzan (cantor).


  1. spiritual leader

    A spiritual leader is an individual who provides guidance, direction, and influence to others based on religious or spiritual beliefs and principles. They are often recognized for their wisdom, insight, and ability to inspire others towards spiritual growth. They may take on roles such as preacher, priest, guru, rabbi, imam, shaman, or any other role deemed significant within a particular spiritual or religious tradition. They often act as a role model and source of mentorship for those seeking spiritual guidance, using their understanding to foster unity, harmony, and peace among their followers or community.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spiritual leader in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spiritual leader in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of spiritual leader in a Sentence

  1. Abdul Bari Hamidi:

    There is no gender equality in Islam, in family affairs, the head of the family must be a man, and being an Imam (Islamic spiritual leader) is limited to men.

  2. Alexander Woo:

    Having George there as sort of the spiritual leader of our production, I think made everyone feel like this was something special, that even though this is the story of the Japanese Americans in the 1940s, it is not exclusively a story for Japanese Americans. It's a story for anyone whose life has been shaped or touched by the immigrant experience, which quite frankly in this country is just about anyone.

  3. Timothy Clarke:

    As your pastor, as your under shepherd, as your spiritual leader, your health, your well-being, as well as the state of your soul, are my primary responsibilities, and so out of an abundance of care, concern, caution, we are making this decision.

  4. Mike Herring:

    We have the team in place, we have the enthusiastic spiritual leader at the helm in Tim Westergren and everything is full speed ahead.

  5. Chris Farrell:

    The FBI continues to obstruct and delay the production of records concerning their investigation of the dead terrorist spiritual leader of the9/11hijackers -- Anwar Awlaki.

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. ultimo
    • B. butch
    • C. extroversive
    • D. appellative

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