or ca·lif, ka·lif, ka·liph, kha·lif
- caliper rule,
Origin of caliph
Examples from the Web for caliph
The Caliph is just playing a role for his time,” says Abu Mustafa, “then we will be done with him.
Having presented their offerings to the caliph, they petitioned him to honour their city and mosques with his presence.
Our brigade manages its commanders on the principle of the caliph and his wives, and has not yet found a Sherazade.Letters from Mesopotamia|Robert Palmer
The youth, satisfied with the promise of the Caliph, went to the shores of the Tigris.Fairy Tales From all Nations|Anthony R. Montalba
Nouronihar and the caliph mutually contended who should most enjoy so degrading a sight.
They crossed the creek and came to the place where the road forked just beyond the timber without seeing hide or hair of Caliph.Chicken Little Jane on the Big John|Lily Munsell Ritchie
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.