the office or rule of a sultan.
the territory ruled over by a sultan.

Origin of sultanate

First recorded in 1815–25; sultan + -ate3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

1822, from sultan + -ate.

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