from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Descended from Fatima, the daughter and only child of Mohammed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Descended from Fatima, the daughter of Mohammed, and wife of the calif Ali.
  • n. One of the members of an Arabian dynasty descended from Ali and Fatima, and ruling from 909 to 1171 in northern Africa and for a large part of that period in Egypt and Syria. One of the earlier rulers assumed the title of calif.


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