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imamate

[ih-mah-meyt] /ɪˈmɑ meɪt/
noun
1.
the office of an imam.
2.
the region or territory governed by an imam.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; imam + -ate3
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imamate

/ɪˈmɑːmeɪt/
noun (Islam)
1.
the region or territory governed by an imam
2.
the office, rank, or period of office of an imam
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