or sheikh·dom

[sheek-duh m, sheyk-]


the land or territory under the control of a sheik.

Origin of sheikdom

First recorded in 1835–45; sheik + -dom Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sheikhdom

Historical Examples of sheikhdom

  • He instituted a revolt on the island; adopted a claimant to the sheikhdom, and got him to hoist the Persian flag.

    Southern Arabia

    Theodore Bent

British Dictionary definitions for sheikhdom




the territory ruled by a sheikh
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