califate

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


Nearby words

  1. calicut,
  2. calid,
  3. caliduct,
  4. calif,
  5. calif.,
  6. califont,
  7. california,
  8. california bluebell,
  9. california condor,
  10. california current

caliphate

or cal·if·ate, kal·i·fate, khal·i·fate

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

noun

the rank, jurisdiction, or government of a caliph.

Origin of caliphate

First recorded in 1725–35; caliph + -ate3

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Examples from the Web for califate

  • 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
  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for califate

califate

/ (ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkæl-) /

noun

a variant spelling of caliphate

caliphate

califate or kalifate

/ (ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkæl-) /

noun

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper