imamate

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imam +‎ -ate

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imamate (plural imamates)

  1. (Islam) The office or jurisdiction of an imam.
    • 2009 September 21, Robert F. Worth, “Yemen’s North Hit by Bloodiest Fighting in Years”, in New York Times[1]:
      The government has accused the Houthis of trying to restore the traditional Zaidi-led imamate that largely ruled Yemen until 1962.

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