[ uh-meer-it, -eyt, ey-meer-, em-er-it ]
/ əˈmɪər ɪt, -eɪt, eɪˈmɪər-, ˈɛm ər ɪt /


the office or rank of an emir.
the state or territory under the jurisdiction of an emir.
the Emirates. United Arab Emirates.


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Origin of emirate

First recorded in 1860–65; emir + -ate3
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British Dictionary definitions for emirate

/ (ɛˈmɪərɪt, ˈɛmɪrɪt) /


the rank or office of an emir
the government, jurisdiction, or territory of an emir
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