caliph

Part of speech: noun

The spiritual and civil head of a Mohammedan state.

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Usage examples "caliph":

  1. " Your wisdom never grows less," replied the caliph; " those are the words of truth: nevertheless, I must go and see the madman once more." - "The Pacha of Many Tales", Captain Frederick Marryat.
  2. In a word, sir, the caliph not only bestowed his entire earthly possessions upon her, but had them conveyed to England by trusted allies and placed in her hands. - "Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces", Thomas W. Hanshew.
  3. " I will refer the matter to the caliph," he said, and thereupon wrote immediately to Omar and asked the caliph for his commands concerning the disposition of the whole of the precious contents of the library. - "History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12)", S. Rappoport.