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Definitions of caliphate:
  • noun:   the office of a caliph
  • noun:   the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
  • noun:   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
    Example: "Their goal was to reestablish the Caliphate"

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