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Grand Lama

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noun
  1. the chief monk and ruler of Tibet: called the Dalai Lama since the middle of the 17th century.

Origin of Grand Lama

First recorded in 1930–35
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Grand Lama

noun
  1. either of two high priests of Lamaism, the Dalai Lama or the Panchen Lama
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