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 (kā′lĭ-fāt′, -fĭt, kăl′ĭ-)
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.
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(ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt; -fɪt; ˈkæl-) ,




(Islam) the office, jurisdiction, or reign of a caliph
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(ˈkæl əˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkeɪ lə-)

the rank, jurisdiction, or government of a caliph.
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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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[ˈkeɪlɪfeɪt] Ncalifato m
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Further on, Hassan understands that the King of Beggars Rafi plans to murder Haroun when he says: 'Tonightishall fill my bowl of oblivion with the blood of the Caliph of Baghdad',21 Hassan recoils in horror saying: 'Who dost dare talk of shedding the holiest blood in Islam!'.22 Later when Rafi refers to his beloved, Pervaneh as 'the blood of my blood' we see that these are usages from the five clusters detailed above.
During the Arab era of the Abbasids, the caliph of Baghdad controlled most of the region and gave to the residents of Baku the right to sell any oil they found.
No stranger to TLOC stage, tenor Michael Au exuded nobility as The Caliph of Baghdad in search of his "wife-of-wives," displaying resonant vocals as he falls in love with Marsinah, with their showstopper duet, "Stranger in Paradise," a highlight.