sheikdom

or sheikh·dom

[ sheek-duh m, sheyk- ]
/ ˈʃik dəm, ˈʃeɪk- /
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noun

the land or territory under the control of a sheik.

Nearby words

  1. sheffield shield,
  2. shegetz,
  3. shehitah,
  4. sheik,
  5. sheika,
  6. sheikh,
  7. sheikhdom,
  8. sheila,
  9. sheitan,
  10. sheitel

Origin of sheikdom

First recorded in 1835–45; sheik + -dom

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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|Theodore Bent


British Dictionary definitions for sheikhdom

sheikhdom

sheikdom

/ (ˈʃeɪkdəm) /

noun

the territory ruled by a sheikh
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