Definition of sultanate
1 : a state or country governed by a sultan
2 : the office, dignity, or power of a sultan
Examples of sultanate in a Sentence
His sultanate ended in 1923.
Recent Examples of sultanate from the Web
The sultanate of Oman long has maintained its distance, serving as a crucial go-between Iran and the West.
The sultanate set final terms on its seven-year sukuk at 235 basis points over the mid-swap rate, from initial guidance of about 270 basis points, according to a person familiar with the deal.
The slump in oil prices since 2014 has put pressure on the finances of the sultanate, forcing it to join other Gulf countries in tapping international debt markets to plug budget shortfalls.
When the European powers carved up Africa in the nineteenth century, modern-day Somalia was still a patchwork of local sultanates dotting the Horn of Africa.
The sultanate of Oman, on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, previously accepted 10 Guantanamo prisoners from Yemen in January 2016.
WASHINGTON — Early in 2011, after a hectic visit to Yemen, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed in the tranquil Arab sultanate of Oman.
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First Known Use of sultanate
SULTANATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sultanate for English Language Learners
: a state or country that is ruled by a sultan
: the position of a sultan or the period of time when a sultan rules
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