Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to sheikhdom: sheikdom


or sheik·dom  (shāk′dəm, shēk′-)
The area ruled by a sheikh.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˈʃeɪkdəm) or


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the territory ruled by a sheikh
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheikhdom - the domain ruled by a sheik
demesne, domain, land - territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Azhar sheikhdom - photo courtesy of Al-Azhar official website CAIRO, June 23 (MENA) - Al Azhar University in cooperation with the Association of African Universities will organize a conference under the rubric "The role of higher education institutions in boosting higher education strategy in the African continent" on July 8-11.
Nouakchott, SANA- Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz said that Sheikhdom of Qatar supported and funded terrorism in Syria , Libya, Yemen, and Tunisia.
Tirana, June 21, 2019, SPA -- The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) handed over here today the gift of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Republic of Albania, containing 50 tons of dates, in the presence of Saudi Ambassador to Albania Abdulmuhamin bin Mohammed Sharaf, the Vice-President of the Islamic Sheikhdom in Albania Lauren Luli, and the Kingdom's KSRelief representatives.
Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom. Kelly had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sex abuse charges.
Optimism about a recovery in 2017 has given way to quiet resignation that the slump may persist for two to three years after oil price increases, key to the Persian Gulf sheikhdom's economy, failed to spark an expected jobs boost.
He said: Al-Azhar Sheikhdom considered the fatwa issued by the consensus of Pakistani scholars of all sects.
It is also supported by "the bread project" On Thursday, March 2, Kuwait Ambassador to Serbia and non-resident ambassador to Montenegro Youssef Ahmad Abdulsamad handed over a check for KD 140,000 (EUR 380,000) to head of the Islamic Sheikhdom of Serbia Dr.
DUBAI -- Senior officials from the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, and Dubai Police have met here on Tuesday to discuss road safety strategies in preparation for the Gulf Arab sheikhdom hosting Expo 2020.
Massaad, at one point, ran the sovereign wealth fund of the small Emirati sheikhdom of Ras al-Khaimah and had ties to the man who is now the emirate's ruler.
Dubai, the second-largest sheikhdom in the UAE, is adding solar capacity to diversify its energy mix and help meet growing demand for electricity.
Earlier in the year, Dubai Tourism said the Gulf Arab sheikhdom, home of the world's only seven-star hotel Burj Al Arab, received over 14.2 million tourists in 2015, a sharp 7.5-percent increase over 2014.
Father Egyptian Atheist and the sheikhdom of atheism Hamed Abdel Samad is a novelist, historian and a professor -- according to his Wikipedia page -- whose literary works are published in Egypt and who teaches at German universities.