from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of caliph.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See calif.

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


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