Definitions of calif
  1. noun
    the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    synonyms: caliph, kalif, kaliph, khalif, khalifah
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    the fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects
    type of:
    Moslem, Muslim
    a believer in or follower of Islam
    ruler, swayer
    a person who rules or commands
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