1. [ noun ] (geography) the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
Related terms: jurisdiction
2. [ noun ] the era of Islam's ascendancy from the death of Mohammed until the 13th century; some Moslems still maintain that the Moslem world must always have a calif as head of the community

"their goal was to reestablish the Caliphate"

Related terms: era
3. [ noun ] (work) the office of a caliph
Related terms: position