- the area governed by a khan.
Origin of khanate
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Examples from the Web for khanate
In Mongolia under the Chinese Government it answers to khanate.The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
Bokhara rugs which are made in the city and Khanate of that name, are not the so-called Bokhara rugs of the Western world.Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern
Rosa Belle Holt
In the 15th century it became the capital of a Tatar khanate, subject to Moscow, and so remained until 1667.
The Czar's officials had little difficulty in picking a quarrel with the Khanate of Khokand.The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)
John Holland Rose
A khanate situated in the valley of the lower Oxus, bordering Bokhara on the southeast.Matthew Arnold's Sohrab and Rustum and Other Poems
- the territory ruled by a khan
- the position or rank of a khan
Word Origin and History for khanate
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