Definition of Khalif

1. Noun. The civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth. "Many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world"

Exact synonyms: Calif, Caliph, Kalif, Kaliph, Khalifah
Generic synonyms: Moslem, Muslim, Ruler, Swayer
Specialized synonyms: Ali



Definition of Khalif

1. caliph [n -S] - See also: caliph

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Khalif

khaganates
khagans
khaidarkanite
khakhra
khakhras
khaki
khaki drill
khakied
khakilike
khakis
khakkhara
khalam
khalams
khalat
khalats
khalif (current term)
khalifa
khalifah
khalifahs
khalifas
khalifat
khalifate
khalifates
khalifats
khaliff
khaliffs
khalifs
khalsa
khamaseen
khamaseens

Literary usage of Khalif

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Oriental Biographical Dictionary: Founded on Materials Collected by the by Thomas William Beale, Henry George Keene (1881)
"Al-Mutia' Billah, t1, the twenty-third khalif of the race of Abbas was the son of ... He was the tenth khalif 'of the house of Abbas, and the son of ..."

2. Biblical Researches in Palestine, and in the Adjacent Regions: A Journal of by Edward Robinson (1874)
"To crown this exhibition of hatred towards the Christian name, the khalif gave orders to demolish the church of the Holy Sepulchre ; and this order was ..."

3. Biblical Researches in Palestine, 1838-52: A Journal of Travels in the Year 1838 by Edward Robinson, Eli Smith (1856)
"475 1 This khalif el-Hakim, is regarded as in Bouquet TX p. 152. Albericus as mosk in Cairo, which is still ... khalif had probably been referred to his ? ..."

4. History of the Conquest of Spain by the Arab-Moors: With a Sketch of the by Henry Coppée (1881)
"The confirmation, as far as is known, seems to have been held in abeyance ; at least there is no record of the explicit sanction of the khalif. ..."

5. The Story of the Moors in Spain by Stanley Lane-Poole, Arthur Gilman (1903)
"Cordova, under the rule of the Great khalif, was indeed a capital to be proud of; and except perhaps Byzantium, no city of Europe could compare with her in ..."

6. An Easy Introduction to the Game of Chess: Containing One Hundred Examples by François Danican Philidor, William Jones, Benjamin Franklin (1824)
"It is related of Al Amin, the khalif of Bagdad, that he was engaged at Chess with his ... The khalif, when warned of his danger, cried out, " Let me alone, ..."

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