What does caliphate mean?

caliphate meaning in General Dictionary

The office dignity or government of a caliph or of the caliphs

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  • the period of Islam's ascendancy from the loss of Mohammed before 13th century; some Moslems nevertheless keep that Moslem world should always have a calif as head associated with the community
  • any office of a caliph
  • the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
  • any office, dignity, or federal government of a caliph or of this caliphs.

caliphate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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

Sentence Examples with the word caliphate

Indeed, in the time of the caliphate this was the channel of the Tigris, and on its banks stood the important city of Wasit.

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