from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The office or jurisdiction of a caliph. The last caliphate was held by Ottoman Turkish sultans until it was abolished by Kemal Atatürk in 1924.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The office, dignity, or government of a caliph or of the caliphs.

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  • noun A unified federal Islamic government for the Muslim world, ruled by an elected head of state or caliph.

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

  • noun the office of a caliph
  • noun the era of Islam's ascendancy from the death of Mohammed until the 13th century; some Moslems still maintain that the Moslem world must always have a calif as head of the community
  • noun the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph


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From caliph +‎ -ate


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