califate

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

noun

Definition for califate (2 of 2)

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 (1 of 2)

califate

/ (ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkæl-) /

noun

a variant spelling of caliphate

British Dictionary definitions for califate (2 of 2)

caliphate

califate or kalifate

/ (ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkæl-) /

noun

the office, jurisdiction, or reign of a caliph
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