Caliphal



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).
Historical Examples

The Future of Islam Wilfred Scawen Blunt
The New World of Islam Lothrop Stoddard
Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

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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