caliphate

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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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