Associations to the word «Caliphate»

Wiktionary

CALIPHATE, noun. A unified federal Islamic government for the Muslim world, ruled by an elected head of state or caliph.

Dictionary definition

CALIPHATE, noun. The era of Islam's ascendancy from the death of Mohammed until the 13th century; some Moslems still maintain that the Moslem world must always have a calif as head of the community; "their goal was to reestablish the Caliphate".
CALIPHATE, noun. The territorial jurisdiction of a caliph.
CALIPHATE, noun. The office of a caliph.

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