Caliphism

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caliph +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

Caliphism (uncountable)

  1. The political ideology which favors the re-establishment of a caliphate, a unified Islamic government of the Muslim world.
    • 1830 January 1, Charles Macfarlane, “Travels to and from Constantinople, in the years 1827 and 1828”, in The Edinburgh Review[1]:
      It is evident from history, that this apprent concentration of the insignia of Caliphism round the Ottoman throne, had not been before wanted for the firm establishment of the Sultan; also, that it since has in no wise added the slightest circumstance of sacredness to his right or person.
    • 1957, Jan Morris, Islam inflamed: a Middle East picture, page 313:
      Of all the emotions, impatience is perhaps the easiest to manipulate; and there are all too many people in Iraq to drop a suggestion, here and there, of embezzlement, to hint that the ruling conservatives are following the old, rapacious road of the pashas, and that the time is near for a convulsion to remove all vestiges of caliphism and feudalism from the society of Iraq.
    • 2016, Steve Hilton, More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First[2]:
      As that campaign seeks to do, fighting ISIS means delegitimizing Caliphism at home and abroad.

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