Definition of


  1. (noun, person) the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth

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Synonyms of Caliph

calif, kalif, kaliph, khalif, khalifah

Alternate forms of Caliph

Hypernyms: moslem, muslim, ruler, swayer

Origin of the word Caliph

  1. late 14c., from Arabic khalifa "successor," originally Abu-Bakr, who succeeded Muhammad in the role of leader of the faithful after the prophet's death. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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