Definition of emirate
: the state or jurisdiction of an emir
Recent Examples of emirate from the Web
Emirates and Turkish airlines have joined Etihad in avoiding a laptop ban the U.S. imposed on carry-on bags in March.
Emirates has slashed 20 percent of its flights to America in the wake of those decisions.
Even if the emirate ramps up supplies to the degree cited, those supplies would be heading into a much less welcoming market.
Emirates, the long-haul carrier based in Dubai, has slashed 20 percent of its flights to America in the wake of those decisions.
The news came as Sunni Muslim states across the Middle East, led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt, presented Qatar with a list of 13 demands in return for ending their current diplomatic and trade embargo on the emirate.
Earlier this month, Trump appeared to endorse the accusation that the small, gas-rich emirate funds terrorist groups, a serious allegation against a strategic U.S. partner that hosts a base with some 10,000 American troops.
Last month, Saudi leaders took the dramatic step of leading a coalition of Gulf states to cut ties with Qatar, accusing the tiny emirate of supporting regional terrorist groups.
The emirate has reportedly paid hefty ransoms to al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, and looked the other way as private citizens funneled millions to jihadists across the Middle East.
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Definition of emirate for English Language Learners
: the country or position of an emir
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