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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caliph  \Ca"liph\,  n.  [OE.  caliphe,  califfe  F.  calife  (cf.  Sp 
  califa),  fr  Ar  khal[=i]fan  successor,  fr  khalafa  to 
  succed.] 
  Successor  or  vicar;  --  a  title  of  the  successors  of  Mohammed 
  both  as  temporal  and  spiritual  rulers,  now  used  by  the 
  sultans  of  Turkey.  [Written  also  {calif}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caliph 
  n  :  the  civil  and  religious  leader  of  a  Muslim  state;  a 
  successor  of  Muhammad  [syn:  {calif},  {kaliph},  {kalif},  {khalif}] 




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