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[kuh-leef, key-lif, kal-if] /kəˈlif, ˈkeɪ lɪf, ˈkæl ɪf/
Also, khalifa
[kuh-lee-fuh] /kəˈli fə/ (Show IPA)
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  • During one of these excursions, I cut my foot when walking by the khalifa's side, and could scarcely proceed.

    Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin
  • They knew that athwart the khalifa's writ was stencilled "Made in Germany."

    The New World of Islam Lothrop Stoddard
  • The khalifa, alarmed and shocked by such language, which no one had ever dared before to use in his presence, was furious.

    Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin
  • But I hear that an army is going south to fight the khalifa.

    In the Mahdi's Grasp George Manville Fenn
  • Under these circumstances, I could not conceive why the khalifa had written to me.

    Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin
  • The royal family is a numerous one, being a branch of the El khalifa tribe.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • Yet even the khalifa's methods were oppressively monotonous.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for khalifa


/ˈkeɪlɪf; ˈkæl-/
a variant spelling of caliph
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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