Definition of Khalifah

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, Khalif
Generic synonyms: Moslem, Muslim, Ruler, Swayer
Specialized synonyms: Ali



Definition of Khalifah

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Khalifah

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

Literary usage of Khalifah

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1. 'Ilam-en-nas: Historical Tales and Anecdotes of the Time of the Early Khalifahs by Muhammad Diyab al-Atlidi, Alice M Frere (1873)
"... AVARICE OF THE khalifah EL-MANSUR * TT is said that he could remember a poem ... es-Saffah, his brother Abu-Ja'afar, el-Mansur, was proclaimed khalifah, ..."

2. The Chronicles of the Pathán Kings of Dehli: Illustrated by Coins by Edward Thomas (1871)
"So he and his ministers and advisers came to an understanding with the khalifah that was in Egypt, and while the Sultan was at ..."

3. The Coins of the Sultáns of Dehlí in the British Museum by British Museum Dept. of Coins and Medals (1884)
"At last, however, the Sultans of Hindustan seem to have realized that there could be little spiritual benefit in retaining the name of a khalifah who had ..."

4. International Numismata Orientalia by Wm Marsden (1874)
"In the same year, 278, Al-Muwaffak died, whereupon the khalifah Al-Mu'tamid took from ... Moreover, the khalifah sent him a sword of state, robes of honour, ..."

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