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sheikdom

or sheikh·dom

[sheek-duh m, sheyk-]
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noun
  1. the land or territory under the control of a sheik.

Origin of sheikdom

First recorded in 1835–45; sheik + -dom
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Examples from the Web for sheikhdom

Historical Examples

  • He instituted a revolt on the island; adopted a claimant to the sheikhdom, and got him to hoist the Persian flag.

    Southern Arabia

    Theodore Bent


British Dictionary definitions for sheikhdom

sheikhdom

sheikdom

noun
  1. the territory ruled by a sheikh
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