Definition of Khomeini, Ruhollah in US English:

Khomeini, Ruhollah

proper noun

  • (1900–89), Iranian Shiite Muslim leader; known as Ayatollah Khomeini. After sixteen years in exile he returned to Iran in 1979 to lead an Islamic revolution that overthrew the shah. He established Iran as a fundamentalist Islamic republic and became the country's supreme leader, a position he held until his death.

Pronunciation

Khomeini, Ruhollah

/KHō-/