[kuh-leef, key-lif, kal-if]
Also kha·li·fa [kuh-lee-fuh] /kəˈli fə/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of khalifa

Historical Examples of khalifa

  • That the collected army of the Khalifa was immense they were well aware.

    In the Mahdi's Grasp

    George Manville Fenn

  • But I hear that an army is going south to fight the Khalifa.

    In the Mahdi's Grasp

    George Manville Fenn

  • They knew that athwart the Khalifa's writ was stencilled "Made in Germany."

    The New World of Islam

    Lothrop Stoddard

  • After the fall of the Khalifa I followed him there; it took me several years.

    Queen Sheba's Ring

    H. Rider Haggard

  • The Khalifa, he says, has no necessity for any friendship from those who are infidels and unbelievers.

    A Desert Drama

    A. Conan Doyle

British Dictionary definitions for khalifa


  1. a variant spelling of caliph
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