Sultanate Sul"tan*ate, n. [Cf. F. sultanat.] The rule or dominion of a sultan; sultanship. [1913 Webster]

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  • sultanate — [sult′ n it, sult′ nāt΄] n. 1. the land ruled by a sultan 2. the authority, office, or reign of a sultan …   English World dictionary

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  • sultanate — UK [ˈsʌltənət] / US [ˈsʌlt(ə)nˌeɪt] noun [countable] Word forms sultanate : singular sultanate plural sultanates 1) a country that is ruled by a sultan 2) the period during which a sultan rules …   English dictionary

  • sultanate — noun A sovereign or vassal princely state usually where the ruler is styled sultan. Im going to Brunei to study politics in a sultanate. See Also: sultanic …   Wiktionary

  • sultanate — sul|tan|ate [ˈsʌltəneıt, nıt] n 1.) a country ruled by a sultan ▪ the sultanate of Oman 2.) the position of a sultan, or the period of time during which he rules …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sultanate — sul|tan|ate [ sʌlt(ə)n,eıt ] noun count 1. ) a country that is ruled by a SULTAN: the sultanate of Brunei 2. ) the period during which a SULTAN rules …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sultanate — noun (C) 1 a country ruled by a sultan: the sultanate of Oman 2 the position of a sultan, or the period of time during which he rules …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sultanate — sultan ► NOUN ▪ a Muslim sovereign. DERIVATIVES sultanate noun. ORIGIN Arabic, power, ruler …   English terms dictionary

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