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  • 1Indian , often • derogatory A holy man; a guru: he was not allowed to interrogate god-man Chandra Swami
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    • We know several such fake god-men and claimants of divinity amongst humans.
    • For certain Islam does not authorize laymen, or even god-men, to take law into their own hands.
    • Again the so-called god-men and diviners claim to possess powers.
  • 2An incarnation of a god in human form.
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    • The titles were all hollow now: Aetius the Patrician, Father of the Emperor, Savior of Rome, the god-man who had astounded the world by routing Attila in Gaul; Aetius, Last of the Romans, besides the pope.
    • Archbishop Philip Wilson's private secretary reported that, in response to the revelations about the god-man, ‘The Archbishop is discussing the matter with his advisors.’

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