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 (kā′lĭf, kăl′ĭf)
Variant of caliph.
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(ˈkeɪlɪf; ˈkæl-)
(Islam) a variant spelling of caliph
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(ˈkeɪ lɪf, ˈkæl ɪf)

khal•i•fate (ˈkæl əˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkeɪ lə-) n.
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Noun1.khalif - 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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References in periodicals archive ?
They are Khalif Sirat (chief), Khalid May (assistant) and Musa Abdi (Kumbi location) in Wajir South.
Two chiefs have been arrested in Wajir South for allegedly engaging in irregularities in the ongoing national census.The chiefs were identified as Mr Musa Abdi (Khumbi location), Mr Khalif Sirat Farah (Habaswein central).
Summary: Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 1 (ANI): Days after district administration banned all types of religious activities on the roads, City Mufti Mohammad Khalif Hameed has also urged all administrators of mosques and those offering prayers in them to avoid using roads for Namaz and instead use the terrace to accommodate people.
Commenting on the deal, Shaikh Mohammad bin Khalif Al Khalifa, the Bahraini Minister of Oil said that the exploration and production (E and P) industry has a long history in Bahrain, where the first well in the region was drilled.
Khalif Britton said he was too scared to go out without a weapon after two of his friends were stabbed a few months previously.
HH Shaikh Sultanuddin bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalif, HH Shaikh Nooh bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, as well as representatives of sponsors and horse-racing fans also attended the seven-round race which was held over the cups of HH Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Personal Representative of HM the King, HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Sultan bin Hamad Al Khalifa and the Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company (ASRY).
Having examined the dead dolphin, several bruises were found on its front side, which indicates that it died after it bumped into a boat, said Suzan Khalif, the head of the institute.
Michael Rogers repeatedly tried to ram the attacker, Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, who was lunging at police and had stabbed three people, one fatally, in a terrorist attack in the Australian city of Melbourne.
Michael Rogers, 46, smashed the trolley into jihadist Hassan Khalif Shire Ali to try to stop him stabbing two policemen in Melbourne, Australia.
Homeless Michael Rogers was dubbed Trolley Man after he tried to stop Hassan Khalif Shire Ali from stabbing police in Melbourne, Australia.
During the event, fashion lovers enjoyed a colorful show with the participation of dance groups "Azri ati" and "Harmony Dance", dancer Renka Black Angel, singers Khuraman Shushali, Farhad Khalif, Yashar Jalilov, Ayaz Babayev and others.
Dramatic footage shows officers scuffling with the man, named as 31-year-old Mohamed Khalif, as he slashed at them yesterday before being taken down.