sultanate

noun
sul·​tan·​ate | \ ˈsəl-tə-ˌnāt How to pronounce sultanate (audio) \

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 on the Web The move was good news for the tiny Islamic sultanate of Brunei, which had been at Level 4. Forrest Brown, CNN, 28 Dec. 2021 The pandemic already saw many foreign workers lose their jobs and leave the sultanate, allowing Omanis to take over some work in the aviation, tourism and services industries. Jon Gambrell, ajc, 25 May 2021 The pandemic already saw many foreign workers lose their jobs and leave the sultanate, allowing Omanis to take over some work in the aviation, tourism and services industries. Jon Gambrell, Star Tribune, 25 May 2021 As of September 1, anyone will be able to travel to the sultanate, provided they are fully vaccinated. Dominic Dudley, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Protests over mass layoffs and Oman's poor economy spread Tuesday to cities across the sultanate, underscoring the financial challenge ahead for this nation a decade on from its Arab Spring protests. Jon Gambrell, ajc, 25 May 2021 Protests over mass layoffs and Oman's poor economy spread Tuesday to cities across the sultanate, underscoring the financial challenge ahead for this nation a decade on from its Arab Spring protests. Jon Gambrell, Star Tribune, 25 May 2021 Demonstrations have taken place in areas that have festering grievances in the sultanate, including Salalah, which suffered through years of warfare in the Dhofar rebellion that ended in 1976. Jon Gambrell, ajc, 25 May 2021 Demonstrations have taken place in areas that have festering grievances in the sultanate, including Salalah, which suffered through years of warfare in the Dhofar rebellion that ended in 1976. Jon Gambrell, Star Tribune, 25 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sultanate

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sultanate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sultanate. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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