Caliph



a spiritual leader of Islam, claiming succession from Muhammad.
any of the former Muslim rulers of Baghdad (until 1258) and of the Ottoman Empire (from 1571 until 1924).
Contemporary Examples

With Friends Like These, ISIS Is Doomed Jacob Siegel July 23, 2014

Historical Examples

The Arabian Nights Entertainments Anonymous
Mystics and Saints of Islam Claud Field
The Arabian Nights, Volume III (of 4) Anonymous
The Oriental Story Book Wilhelm Hauff
The Thousand and One Days Julia Pardoe
The Oriental Story Book Wilhelm Hauff
The Catholic World; Vol. IV.; October, 1866, to March, 1867. E. Rameur
The Oriental Story Book Wilhelm Hauff
The Arabian Nights, Volume III (of 4) Anonymous

noun
(Islam) the title of the successors of Mohammed as rulers of the Islamic world, later assumed by the Sultans of Turkey
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