Meaning of 'caliphate'

Find the meaning of the word ‘caliphate’

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Meaning of ‘caliphate’

2 definitions found.



the office of a caliph

Example: "The caliphate is staffed by workers of all sorts."


an Islamic state or territory under the jurisdiction of a caliph, who is considered a direct successor to Muhammad, having absolute and total authority

Example: "There is a call going out to begin a new caliphate in the Middle East."

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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