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sultanate

[ suhl-tn-eyt ]

noun

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


sultanate

/ ˈsʌltəˌneɪt /

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 History and Origins

Origin of sultanate1

First recorded in 1815–25; sultan + -ate 3
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Example Sentences

As we mentioned before, the Sultan’s Mamluks were accustomed to settling in Cairo, the capital and the political center of the Sultanate.

In the second episode, Oliver discussed the implementation of Shariah law in the sultanate of Brunei.

Will Seyed Burghash's goodness endure now that he has the Sultanate?

The town of Jolo has been so closely identified with the history of the sultanate as to claim considerable attention.

The treaty was declared to be “an act of incorporation of the sultanate of Sulu to the Spanish Monarchy.”

The former Iranun sultanate must have occupied the country in the vicinity of Malabang.

This same man founded the sultanate of Magindanao and reformed the whole system of government among his converts.

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