caliphate

[kal-uh-feyt, -fit, key-luh-]
noun
the rank, jurisdiction, or government of a caliph.


Origin:
1725–35; caliph + -ate3

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caliphate, califate or kalifate (ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkæl-, ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkæl-, ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkæl-)
 
n
the office, jurisdiction, or reign of a caliph
 
califate, califate or kalifate
 
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kalifate, califate or kalifate
 
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caliphate
"dominion of a caliph," 1610s, from caliph + -ate. Meaning "rank of a caliph" is recorded from 1753.
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Great expansion of the caliphate occurred under the reign of the umayyads.
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