caliphal

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From caliph +‎ -al.

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caliphal (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to a caliph or a caliphate.
    Synonyms: caliphatic, caliphian
    • 2006, John N. Paden, Muslim Civic Cultures and Conflict Resolution, page 128:
      In essence, he moved the symbolism of the sultanship from an emirate or caliphal base to a national base. Various Muslim circles and conferences outside Nigeria came to regard him as the chief spokesman for Nigerian Muslims.

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