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English noun: Caliphate

1. Caliphate (time) 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

SamplesTheir goal was to reestablish the Caliphate.

Instance hypernymepoch, era

2. caliphate (location) the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph

Broader (hypernym)jurisdiction

3. caliphate (act) the office of a caliph

Broader (hypernym)berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation, spot

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