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or ca·lif, ka·lif, ka·liph, kha·lif
Origin of caliph
Examples from the Web for calif
The calif then ordered him to fetch his father, that he might have the sire and son always near123 him.
And King Marsil bids me say, thou shalt not blame him that his uncle the calif comes not too, for he is dead.
Mills has chosen the opinion of Robertus Monachus, who states that the message of the calif was haughty and insolent.The History of Chivalry|G. P. R. James
The calif knew not which to admire most, the generosity of Nadir or the soldier.
But when the calif proposed his plan to his counselors, some of them objected to it very strenuously.Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series|Jacob Abbott
calif, kalif or khalif
Word Origin for caliph
late 14c., from Old French caliphe (12c., also algalife), from Medieval Latin califa, from Arabic khalifa "successor," originally Abu-Bakr, who succeeded Muhammad in the role of leader of the faithful after the prophet's death.