noun Date: 1847 the state or jurisdiction of an emir

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  • emirate — 1863, “rule or territory of an emir;” see EMIR (Cf. emir) + ATE (Cf. ate) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Emirate — An emirate is a political territory that is ruled by a dynastic Arab Monarch styled emir. EtymologyEtymologically emirate or amirate ( ar. إمارة, Imaarah ; plural: إمارات, Imaraat ) is the quality, dignity, office or territorial competence of any …   Wikipedia

  • emirate — UK [ˈemərət] / US [ɪˈmɪrət] noun [countable] Word forms emirate : singular emirate plural emirates a country ruled by an emir …   English dictionary

  • emirate — [[t]e̱mərət, AM ɪmɪ͟ərət[/t]] emirates N COUNT: oft in names An emirate is a country that is ruled by an emir …   English dictionary

  • emirate —    (EH mee rate) [Arabic] An administration headed by an emir.    Resentful of their Muslim leader, the indigenous people demanded the abolition of the emirate and the establishment of their own chiefdom …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • emirate — /euh mear it, ayt, ay mear , em euhr it/, n. 1. the office or rank of an emir. 2. the state or territory under the jurisdiction of an emir. 3. the Emirates. See United Arab Emirates. Also, emeerate (for defs. 1, 2). [1860 65; EMIR + ATE3] * * * …   Universalium

  • emirate — noun a) A country ruled by an emir. b) The office of an emir …   Wiktionary

  • emirate — e|mir|ate [ˈemırıt US ıˈmırıt] n the country ruled by an emir, or his position …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • emirate — e|mir|ate [ ı mırət ] noun count a country ruled by an EMIR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Emirate —    With the breakup of the Seljuk sultanate of Rum (qq.v.) in the 13th century, various emirs (Turkish military commanders) emerged to found small states in Asia Minor (q.v.). Among these emirates were those of Germiyan, Karaman, Karasi, and of… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

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