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See also: Imamate
imamate (plural imamates)
- (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:
- The government has accused the Houthis of trying to restore the traditional Zaidi-led imamate that largely ruled Yemen until 1962.