or cal·if·ate, kal·i·fate, khal·i·fate
- the rank, jurisdiction, or government of a caliph.
Origin of caliphate
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Historical Examples of califate
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.
It proved better than califate and gave at least three times the amount of heat to be had from robl-wood.
- a variant spelling of caliphate
califate or kalifate
- the office, jurisdiction, or reign of a caliph