I know this word can refer to the the Pope, the head of the Roman Catholic church, but when I tried looking it up on google images, in addition to the Pope, I also saw the Dalai Lama, and some other people I did not recognize. Can the word have meanings besides Pope?

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法王 is an originally Chinese Buddhist term, originally referring to monks and religious rulers who followed the laws of Buddhism (hence the literal translation, law-king). In modern times, this title has been expanded to refer to religious leaders of other religions, including Christianity.

Source: 法王 (Wikipedia)

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