Definition of Khomeini
1. Noun. Iranian religious leader of the Shiites; when Shah Pahlavi's regime fell Khomeini established a new constitution giving himself supreme powers (1900-1989).
Generic synonyms: Religious Leader
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Literary usage of Khomeini
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Focus of Demons: Real Gremlins in the Works by Gyeorgos C. Hatonn (1994)
"When Khomeini took over the US Embassy in Teheran, arms sales by the United ... Had the United States done so, Khomeini would have cancelled the British ..."
2. Low-Intensity Conflict in the Third World by Stephen Blank, Lewis B. Ware, Air University (U.S.). Press (1988)
"The political culture, then, in which Ayatollah Khomeini operates is one where ... Khomeini played a personal role in focusing the demands of a clergy and a ..."
3. The Middle East and North Africa: The Challenge to Western Security by Peter Duignan, Lewis H. Gann (1981)
"The more fanatical adherents of Khomeini, for example, loathe America as ... Khomeini stands, not for Islam as a whole, but for a militant form of Shi'ism. ..."