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Variant of caliph.
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(Islam) a variant spelling of caliph
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ca•lif(ˈkeɪ lɪf, ˈkæl ɪf)
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|Noun||1.||calif - 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"|
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