sultanate

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noun sul·tan·ate \ˈsəl-tən-ˌāt\

Definition of sultanate

  1. 1 :  a state or country governed by a sultan

  2. 2 :  the office, dignity, or power of a sultan

Examples of sultanate in a Sentence

  1. His sultanate ended in 1923.

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First Known Use of sultanate

1822


SULTANATE Defined for English Language Learners

sultanate

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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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