Definitions

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

  • n. The realm of a khan.
  • n. The position of a khan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A region or place ruled by a khan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Dominion or jurisdiction of a khan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The dominion or jurisdiction of a khan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the realm of a khan
  • n. the position of a khan

Etymologies

From khan +‎ -ate. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In 1268, Khaidu had formed his own khanate in East Turkestan and parts of West Turkestan and never accepted Khubilai as Grand Khan.

    A Survey of Tibetan History ��� 3 Tibetan Lamas and Mongol Patrons

  • This khanate included Mongolia and the conquered territories that form most of modern-day China, part of Burma, part of India and Tibet.

    China for the World

  • The Yuan dynasty was a khanate of the Mughal emperor, Kublai Khan.

    China for the World

  • The khanate of Kazan was established in the 15th century after the westward sweep of Genghis Khan and his Mongol army.

    Wanting Out Of Russia

  • A Mongol khanate, ruling Egypt and much of the Near East.

    The Shadow Of The Lion

  • Having risen to power in 1369, Timur had taken over the Chaghadai khanate, conquered the Kipchak khanate, and, with his capital in Samarkand, was in the process of rebuilding the Mongolian Empire.

    d. The Early Ming

  • I'm going to find it, and all the riches the old legends say it holds, and buy myself a khanate or a kingdom.

    Carnivores of Light and Darkness

  • "If you're ever in the far northeast, " the swordsman told his friend, 'seek out the khanate of Mizar-lohne.

    A Triumph of Souls

  • So long as Bati lived, this khanate was united and powerful, but after his death, in 1257, it gradually lost strength.

    The Story of Russia

  • Russian commander-in-chief a request that he would despatch an armed force to take possession in the name of the emperor of the khanate, then vacant by the death of the youngest son of Pachu Biké, who had been assassinated, as was said, by order of Schamyl.

    Life of Schamyl And Narrative of the Circassian War of Independence Against Russia

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