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emirate

[uh-meer-it, -eyt, ey-meer-, em-er-it] /əˈmɪər ɪt, -eɪt, eɪˈmɪər-, ˈɛm ər ɪt/
noun
1.
the office or rank of an emir.
2.
the state or territory under the jurisdiction of an emir.
3.
the Emirates. United Arab Emirates.
Also, emeerate (for defs 1, 2).
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; emir + -ate3
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Word Origin and History for the emirates
emirate
1863, rule or territory of an emir.
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