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sultanate

[suhl-tn-eyt]
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noun
  1. the office or rule of a sultan.
  2. the territory ruled over by a sultan.
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Origin of sultanate

First recorded in 1815–25; sultan + -ate3
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sultanate

noun
  1. the territory or a country ruled by a sultan
  2. the office, rank, or jurisdiction of a sultan
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Word Origin and History for sultanate

n.

1822, from sultan + -ate.

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