or cal·if·ate, kal·i·fate, khal·i·fate
[kal-uh-feyt, -fit, key-luh-]
- the rank, jurisdiction, or government of a caliph.
Origin of caliphate
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Examples from the Web for caliphate
And these three particular teens also might have been encouraged to see a trip to the caliphate as a way to rebel.How ISIS’s Colorado Girls Were Caught
October 22, 2014
Are we helping indirectly the militants to build their caliphate?U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS
October 20, 2014
Some time ago, I too left my comfortable life in Britain to export the idea of building a Khilafah [caliphate].An Ex-Radical's Open Letter to ISIS Fighters: Quit Now While You Can!
September 10, 2014
Soon it became clear that establishing a Caliphate was their objective.Watching ISIS Come to Power Again
September 7, 2014
Because that was the name of the leader of the first Islamic caliphate, established after the Prophet Muhammad died in 632.It'll Take More Than Bombs to Stop ISIS
September 2, 2014
The new Wahabi state was a close counterpart of the Meccan caliphate.The New World of Islam
In the 8th century this country was traversed by an army of the Caliphate.
The very nature of their claims to the Caliphate made them more timid.
They do not distinguish between the Caliphate and the Sultanat.
The Hall of Ambassadors is assigned to the epoch of the caliphate.Spanish Vistas
George Parsons Lathrop
califate or kalifate
- the office, jurisdiction, or reign of a caliph
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Word Origin and History for caliphate
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