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Noun: caliph  key-lif
  1. The civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    "many radical Muslims believe a caliph will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world";
    - calif, kaliph, kalif, khalif, khalifah

Derived forms: caliphs

Type of: Moslem, Muslim, ruler, swayer

Encyclopedia: Caliph