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n.1.The office or dignity of a sultan.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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After he and many of his family members engaged in controversial affairs such as graft, bribery and commission taking, Erdoy-an is having troubles because he hasn't directly asked for dictatorial powers and authorities or kingship or sultanship. Therefore, with Eastern guile, he calls his dictatorship a presidential system as he believes getting popular support for it will legitimize it while, at other times, he seeks to market himself as a chief executive officer (CEO) of a company.
Summary: The successor of the Bohra sultanship left members of Dubai's Bohra community in tears when he stopped by in Dubai on his way back home from the Haj pilgrimage on Friday.
Similarly, in 1593, the Portuguese awarded the sultanship of Mombasa to the Malindian royal family.