caliph

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkeɪ̪lɨf/, /ˈkælɨf/

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Noun[edit]

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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