Definition for khalif (2 of 2)
or ca·lif, ka·lif, ka·liph, kha·lif
Origin of caliph
Examples from the Web for khalif
If the Khalif, he says, had countenanced any such, he would have been torn to pieces.Christianity and Islam in Spain (756-1031)|Charles Reginald Haines
The khalif ordered that sum to be given him, and sent him home with marks of the highest respect.A Boswell of Baghdad|E. V. Lucas
The Mohammedans in question recognized him as khalif of the Moslems and he felt sure they would follow his advice.Under Four Administrations|Oscar S. Straus
All the brothers and other members of the khalif's family are accustomed to kiss his garments.Early Travels in Palestine|Arculf et al.
This is called especially the mosque of Omar, as it continued to be the private oratory of the Khalif.Jerusalem Explored, Volume I--Text|Ermete Pierotti
British Dictionary definitions for khalif (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for khalif (2 of 2)
calif, kalif or khalif
Word Origin for caliph
Word Origin and History for khalif
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.