[Hā lǐ fā dì guó, ㄏㄚ ㄌㄧˇ ㄈㄚ ㄉㄧˋ ㄍㄨㄛˊ, 哈里发帝国 / 哈里發帝國] Caliphate (Islamic empire formed after the death of the Prophet Mohammed 穆罕默德 in 632) [Add to Longdo]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Caliphate \Cal"i*phate\, n. [Cf. F. califat.]
The office, dignity, or government of a caliph or of the
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: 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"
2: the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
3: the office of a caliph
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