Haile-selassie-i definitions

hī'lē sə-lăs'ē, -lä'sē
Emperor of Ethiopia (1930–1974). After the Italian invasion of his country (1936), he fled to England, returned to Ethiopia with Allied troops (1941), and held the throne until deposed in a military coup (1974). He is regarded as a divine figure by the Rastafarians.
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