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caliphate

 
Noun caliphate has 3 senses
  1. Caliphate - the era of Islam's ascendaancy 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"
    --1 is a kind of
    era, epoch
  2. caliphate - the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
    --2 is a kind of
    jurisdiction
  3. caliphate - the office of a caliph
    --3 is a kind of
    position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation
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