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ca·liph·ate(kā′lĭ-fāt′, -fĭt, kăl′ĭ-)
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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caliphate(ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt; -fɪt; ˈkæl-) ,
(Islam) the office, jurisdiction, or reign of a caliph
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cal•iph•ate(ˈkæl əˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkeɪ lə-)
the rank, jurisdiction, or government of a caliph.
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|Noun||1.||Caliphate - 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"|
|2.||caliphate - the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph|
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
|3.||caliphate - the office of a caliph|
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