Caliphate meaning

kālĭ-fāt, -fĭt, kălĭ-
The definition of a caliphate is the rule of, or land ruled by, an Islamic political leader.

An example of a caliphate is an Islamic leader believed to be directly descended from Muhummad.

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The rank or reign of a caliph.
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The land ruled by a caliph.
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A unified federal Islamic government for the Muslim world, ruled by an elected head of state or caliph.
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The office or jurisdiction of a caliph. The last caliphate was held by Ottoman Turkish sultans until it was abolished by Kemal Atatürk in 1924.
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Origin of caliphate

  • From caliph +‎ -ate

    From Wiktionary