sultanship

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sultan +‎ -ship

Noun[edit]

sultanship (countable and uncountable, plural sultanships)

  1. The office or status of a sultan.
    • 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.