kalifate

[kal-uh-feyt, -fit, key-luh-]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. kali,
  2. kali yuga,
  3. kalian,
  4. kalidasa,
  5. kalif,
  6. kalimantan,
  7. kalimba,
  8. kalinin,
  9. kalinin, mikhail ivanovich,
  10. kaliningrad

caliphate

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

[kal-uh-feyt, -fit, key-luh-]

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 kalifate

  • But at length Ali was victorious, taking Ayesha a prisoner and becoming the fourth of the line of the kalifate.

    Oriental Women|Edward Bagby Pollard


British Dictionary definitions for kalifate

caliphate

califate or kalifate

noun

the office, jurisdiction, or reign of a caliph
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Word Origin and History for kalifate

caliphate

n.

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

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