califate

[kal-uh-feyt, -fit, key-luh-]

caliphate

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

[kal-uh-feyt, -fit, key-luh-]
noun
  1. 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

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.


British Dictionary definitions for califate

califate

noun
  1. a variant spelling of caliphate

caliphate

califate or kalifate

noun
  1. 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.

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