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califate

[kal-uh-feyt, -fit, key-luh-] /ˈkæl əˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkeɪ lə-/
noun
1.

caliphate

or califate, kalifate, khalifate

[kal-uh-feyt, -fit, key-luh-] /ˈkæl əˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkeɪ lə-/
noun
1.
the rank, jurisdiction, or government of a caliph.
Origin of caliphate
1725-1735
First recorded in 1725-35; caliph + -ate3
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Examples from the Web for califate
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  • The califate founded at Cordova continued as a standing menace for more than six centuries.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church Alexander Clarence Flick
  • They were, till ten years ago, independent under the Imams of Sana, and it is certain that they repudiate the califate.

    The Future of Islam Wilfred Scawen Blunt
  • The califate is certainly a little acrid, but burns with a very blue smoke.

    Through the Heart of Patagonia H. Hesketh Prichard
  • It proved better than califate and gave at least three times the amount of heat to be had from robl-wood.

    Through the Heart of Patagonia H. Hesketh Prichard
British Dictionary definitions for califate

califate

/ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt; -fɪt; ˈkæl-/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of caliphate

caliphate

/ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt; -fɪt; ˈkæl-/
noun
1.
the office, jurisdiction, or reign of a caliph
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Word Origin and History for califate

caliphate

n.

"dominion of a caliph," 1610s, from caliph + -ate (1). Meaning "rank of a caliph" is recorded from 1753.

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