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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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caliphateca‧li‧phate /ˈkeɪləfeɪt/ noun [countable]  PGthe country a caliph rules, or the period of time when they rule it
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caliphateBy 750 the time had come for the caliphate itself to be transformed and for the Umayyad regime to be dislodged.The issue on which these tensions mainly centred was the succession to the caliphate.The way was now clear for the emergence of the Umayyad caliphate, with Damascus as its capital.
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