caliph caliph  /ˈkæ ləf/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth

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Usage(s):

  1. Rick sets himself up as a kind of chieftain or caliph in his isolated, autonomous, amoral fiefdom, where he rules absolutely.
  2. In the end, Abu Bakr was named the first caliph.
  3. The Spanish have persuaded the caliph to condemn the French change of rulers, but he is also believed to have secretly telephoned his congratulations to the new.

News

  1. Shine a light; Epic's downside; More press freedom

    "Out of Prison, Into the Light," 2/14/2014). Please thank Caliph Muab-el for sharing his story.
    on March 8, 2014     Source: Isthmus

  2. Al-Qaida breakaway group transforms Syrian city into nucleus of Islamic state it aspires to

    Once a vibrant, religiously mixed community, Syria's eastern city of Raqqa is now a shell of its former self, terrorized by hard-line militants who have turned it into the nucleus of their vision for the Islamic caliphate they hope one day to establish in Syria and Iraq.
    on March 7, 2014     Source: Fox News

  3. Militant grip transforms, terrorizes Syrian city

    BEIRUT (AP) — Once a vibrant, religiously mixed community, Syria's eastern city of Raqqa is now a shell of its former self, terrorized by hard-line militants who have turned it into the nucleus of their vision for the Islamic caliphate they hope one day to establish in Syria and Iraq.
    on March 7, 2014     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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