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EtymologyEdit

From Old French caliphe, from Medieval Latin calipha, from Arabic خَلِيفَة (ḵalīfa, caliph) and خَلِيف (ḵalīf, successor).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkeɪ̪lɨf/, /ˈkælɨf/

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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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