caliphate

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

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

the rank, jurisdiction, or government of a caliph.

Origin of caliphate

First recorded in 1725–35; caliph + -ate3
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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 caliphate

caliphate


n.

"dominion of a caliph," 1610s, from caliph + -ate (1). Meaning "rank of a caliph" is recorded from 1753.

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