caliphate

  1. the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
  2. the office of a caliph

caliphate

[n] - the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph 2. [n] - the office of a caliph
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Caliphate

Cal'i·phate noun [ Confer French califat .] The office, dignity, or government of a caliph or of the caliphs.
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caliphate

noun the office of a caliph
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caliphate

noun the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
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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`
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Caliphate

• (n.) The office, dignity, or government of a caliph or of the caliphs.
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Caliphate

the political-religious state comprising the Muslim community and the lands and peoples under its dominion in the centuries following the death ( ... [11 related articles]
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caliphate

caliphate (kăl'ifāt", -fit) , the rulership of Islam; caliph. (kăl'if") , the spiritual head and temporal ruler of the Islamic state. In principle, Islam is theocratic: when Muhammad died, a caliph [Arab.,=successor] was chosen to rule in his place. The caliph had t...
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Caliphate

In its earliest days, the first caliphate, the Rashidun Caliphate, exhibited elements of direct democracy (shura). It was led, at first, by Muhammad`s immediate disciples and family as a continuation of the religious systems he had introduced. The Sunni branch of Islam stipulates that as a head of state, a caliph should be elected by Muslims or t....
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