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caliphate

[kal-uh-feyt, -fit, key-luh-] /ˈkæl əˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkeɪ lə-/
noun
1.
the rank, jurisdiction, or government of a caliph.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; caliph + -ate3
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  • Great expansion of the caliphate occurred under the reign of the umayyads.
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caliphate

/ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt; -fɪt; ˈkæl-/
noun
1.
the office, jurisdiction, or reign of a caliph
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Word Origin and History for caliphate
n.

"dominion of a caliph," 1610s, from caliph + -ate (1). Meaning "rank of a caliph" is recorded from 1753.

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