emir·​ate | \ ˈe-mə-rət How to pronounce emirate (audio) , -ˌrāt \

Definition of emirate

: the state or jurisdiction of an emir

Examples of emirate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two governments jointly built a gleaming branch of the Louvre museum in the emirate. Isabel Debre, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 May 2022 Together the women represent the population of the emirate, in which expats make up 88% of the population. Lorraine Alitelevision Critic, Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2022 The extreme heat in Qatar led FIFA to decide in 2015 to move the tournament to the cooler months in the Gulf emirate. Graham Dunbar, ajc, 19 May 2022 Umm Al Quwain emirate, a popular weekend getaway spot outside Dubai. Drew Hinshaw, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 His role as president derived from his standing as hereditary ruler of Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s largest and richest emirate. News Services And Staff Reports, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 As the crown prince and chairman of the strategy-setting Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Sheikh Mohammed has been involved in charting the emirate’s economic course. Asa Fitch, WSJ, 13 May 2022 Researchers with the local Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) made the discovery as part of an emirate-wide archaeological program, reports local newspaper the National. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Mar. 2022 Racing to burnish their climate credentials and diversify their economies, Saudi Arabia pitches futuristic car-free cities and Dubai plans to ban plastic and multiply the emirate’s green parks. NBC News, 21 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of emirate

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Emirate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emirate. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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