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(ˈkeɪlɪf; ˈkæl-)
(Islam) a variant spelling of caliph


or ca•lif

(ˈkeɪ lɪf, ˈkæl ɪf)

a former title for any of the religious and civil rulers of the Islamic world, claiming succession from Muhammad.
[1350–1400; Middle English caliphe, califfe < Middle French < Medieval Latin calipha < Arabic khalīf(a) successor (of Muhammad), derivative of khalafa succeed]
cal•iph•al (ˈkæl ə fəl, ˈkeɪ lə-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kalif - the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth; "many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world"
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
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RUSHING--HC, Guild 13-44, Peter Pujals 14-31, Shane Taylor 4-10, Shane Thompson 1-9, Diquan Walker 2-8, Kalif Raymond 2-3.
Pujals completions to junior Kalif Raymond, senior Tyler Artim and Wieczorek got the Crusaders into the red zone.
Pujals finished 16-29 for 193 yards and a touchdown pass to junior Kalif Raymond.
A defensive stand late in the half and a 12-yard punt return by Kalif Raymond set up Holy Cross at the Albany 45.
During spring ball junior receiver and return specialist Kalif Raymond ran the fastest 40 -- 4.
WR/KOR Kalif Raymond (42 catches, 400 yards, 3 TDs, 21.
He's definitely taken control and he's showing the rest of the team what it's like to be a leader,'' junior wide receiver Kalif Raymond said.
The only Holy Cross player named to the preseason All-Patriot League team was junior Kalif Raymond, a return specialist.
Pujals, who has earned four straight Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors, finished 25 of 40 for 232 yards and a touchdown to sophomore Kalif Raymond in the third quarter.
RUSHING--HC, Peter Pujals 13-80, Elad Covaliu 11-59, Reggie Woods 13-52, Jake Wieczorek 2-11, Ryan Laughlin 1-8, Mike Fess 1-7, Kyle Robbins 2-5, Kalif Raymond 1-0, Team 2-(minus 6).
Not until Pujals hit Kalif Raymond for a 14-yard touchdown to make it a 44-27 game late in the third quarter could the Crusaders begin to breathe easier.
The Crusaders return three of their top four wide receivers from a year ago, including All-PL second-team selection Jake Wieczorek and Kalif Raymond, who missed the final three games of last season after fracturing his collarbone.