calif

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Calif.

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calif (ˈkeɪlɪf, ˈkæl-)
 
n
a variant spelling of caliph

Calif.
 
abbreviation for
California

caliph, calif, kalif or khalif (ˈkeɪlɪf, ˈkæl-, ˈkeɪlɪf, ˈkæl-, ˈkeɪlɪf, ˈkæl-, ˈkeɪlɪf, ˈkæl-)
 
n
Islam the title of the successors of Mohammed as rulers of the Islamic world, later assumed by the Sultans of Turkey
 
[C14: from Old French, from Arabic khalīfa successor]
 
calif, calif, kalif or khalif
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French, from Arabic khalīfa successor]
 
kalif, calif, kalif or khalif
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French, from Arabic khalīfa successor]
 
khalif, calif, kalif or khalif
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French, from Arabic khalīfa successor]

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Calif.
California
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