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(ˈkeɪlɪf; ˈkæl-)
(Islam) a variant spelling of caliph
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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.
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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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At 7:30 p.m., the Embassy of Austria will present Kalif Storch (1924), directed by Hans Berger.
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We thank all the field staff from the DRC (Guy Midingi and Servet Kimbonza); Guinea (Souana Goumou, Mamadou Kalif Diallo, Pepe Justin Beavogui, Philippe Kolie, Michel Guilavogui); and Cameroon (Innocent Ndong Bass, Aime Mebenga, Joseph Moudindo, Thomas Atemkem) for the collection of bat samples.
Day one of the conference began with two presentations providing an overview of the investment landscape into African financial services, from Mohamed Kalif, Manager Financial Institutions Team at the African Development Bank and Joseph Rohm, Portfolio Manager, Investec, entitled, respectively, 'Investing into African Financial Services Companies and how to access them' and 'Managing African Portfolios in a more challenging environment'.
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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.
[beaucoup moins que] Les services de securite ont recu des informations indiquant que les Shebab prevoient de mener des attaques desesperees contre les structures de sante, les centres educatifs et d'autres structures publiques [beaucoup plus grand que], a declare le ministre de la Securite nationale Kalif Ahmed Ereg.
Mohamed Kalif, AfDB division manager, said that in the next three years, Africa would need a financing of US$100 billion to overcome the challenges posed by the deficit in investment and infrastructure.
Davidson, E.A., Carvalho, C.J.R, Vieira, I.C.G., Figueiredo, R.O., Moutinho, P., Ishida, F.Y., Santos, M.T.P., Guerrero, J.B., Kalif, K., Saba, R.T.