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ca·liph·ate

 (kā′lĭ-fāt′, -fĭt, kăl′ĭ-)
n.
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.

caliphate

(ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt; -fɪt; ˈkæl-) ,

califate

or

kalifate

n
(Islam) the office, jurisdiction, or reign of a caliph

cal•iph•ate

(ˈkæl əˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkeɪ lə-)

n.
the rank, jurisdiction, or government of a caliph.
[1725–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Caliphate - 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; "their goal was to reestablish the Caliphate"
2.caliphate - the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
3.caliphate - the office of a caliph
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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KARACHI -- A young member of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), commonly known as Daesh, has confessed to using mobile applications to lure like-minded youth, especially girls, towards the self-styled caliphate.
KARACHI: A young member of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), commonly known as Daesh, has confessed to using mobile applications to lure like-minded youth, especially girls, towards the self-styled caliphate.
Screencap from the promo video for the exhibition, March 1, 2018 - Aga Khan Museum/Facebook CAIRO -- 1 March 2018: An exhibition revolving around the Fatimid Caliphate titled "The World of the Fatimids" will soon open in North America, and will run from March 10 until July 2, 2018.
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From a safe haven in Raqqa the ersatz caliphate planned and executed multiple deadly atrocities in Western Europe and Turkey.
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis stressed Friday that the destruction of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria's "physical caliphate will change the way the U.
Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic-State control, leaving the group's self-proclaimed caliphate on the verge of complete defeat.
The IS knew the idea of a Marawi-based caliphate was important for its image to show the world that they have a foothold in Asia.
The Mind of the Islamic State: ISIS and the Ideology of the Caliphate
When one of the world's most dangerous man proclaimed himself "Caliph" on July 5, 2014, at the Al Nouri Mosque in Mosul, Iraq, few stopped to ask why it was necessary to advocate a restoration of the Caliphate a century after it was abolished with the demise of the Ottoman Empire.
PUNK rocker turned Islamic State poster girl Sally Jones will stay holed up in the crumbling caliphate until she dies, according to a fellow jihadi bride.
Islamic State document puts Valley in sharp focus, seeks to usurp Hizbul and Hurriyat space to establish caliphate