from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of caliph.
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- n. Alternative form of caliph.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as caliph, caliphate, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Literally, a successor: the title given to the successor of Mohammed as head of the Moslem state and defender of the faith.
- n. I. (1512-20); the office has since remained in the Ottoman (Sunni) dynasty. The title calif was assumed by the Ommiad rulers of Mohammedan Spain at Cordova (755-1031), after the overthrow of the family in Asia. The Fatimite rulers of Egypt (909-1171) also called themselves califs. Also spelled kalif, khalif, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
- n. a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
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