caliph

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French caliphe, from Medieval Latin califa, from Arabic خليف (khalīf) - successor.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkeɪ̪lɨf/, /ˈkælɨf/

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NounEdit

caliph (plural caliphs)

  1. The political leader of the Muslim world, successor of Muhammad's political authority, not religious or spiritual.
    Ahmadis call their Caliph the Khalifatul Masih.

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Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 07:07