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Dictionary entry overview: What does caliph mean?
• CALIPH (noun)
The noun CALIPH has 1 sense:
1. the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
Familiarity information: CALIPH used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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The civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
Nouns denoting people
many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world
Hypernyms ("caliph" is a kind of...):
Ali (the fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects)
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