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or ca·lif, ka·lif, ka·liph, kha·lif
Origin of caliph
Examples from the Web for kaliph
Being a theocratic state, all her public institutions emanated from the Kaliph, as the representative of Mohammed.Bulgaria|Frank Fox
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.