[sheek-duh m, sheyk-]
- the land or territory under the control of a sheik.
Origin of sheikdom
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Examples from the Web for sheikhdom
He instituted a revolt on the island; adopted a claimant to the sheikhdom, and got him to hoist the Persian flag.Southern Arabia
- the territory ruled by a sheikh