Definition of imamate in English:

imamate

noun

  • See imam

    • ‘Less than ten percent of the Iranian population practices the Sunni version of Islam, a sect that differs from Shi'ism in its attitude toward the imamate, the spiritual descendants of Muhammad.’
    • ‘This involves only a small change to the black (ymh for mh), but it nevertheless serves to refocus the verse on the central Shi ite theme of the imamate, the leadership of the Muslim community.’

Pronunciation

imamate

/ɪˈmɑːmeɪt/