khan·​ate | \ ˈkä-ˌnāt How to pronounce khanate (audio) also ˈka- How to pronounce khanate (audio) \

Definition of khanate

: the state or jurisdiction of a khan

Examples of khanate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following the Bolshevik Revolution, Tajikistan and the other former emirates and khanates of the region were absorbed into the Soviet Union. Borja Carsi, Slate Magazine, "A Return to Yaghnob Valley," 18 Dec. 2017 In 1552, Ivan the Terrible conquered Kazan, capital of a Muslim successor state to the Mongol khanate. Sophie Pinkham, New Republic, "Understanding Russia’s War Stories," 26 Sep. 2017 Mongolian khanates, armies and tribes fell under his rule, often after vicious battles. Edward Wong, New York Times, "Mongolian Warriors and Communist Soldiers: A Frontier Town in China," 18 June 2017

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First Known Use of khanate

1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Khanate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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