or sheikdom noun Date: 1860 a region under the rule of a sheikh

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  • Sheikhdom — A sheikhdom (alternatively, sheikdom) ( ar. مشيخة [ Mashyakhah ] ) is a geographical area or a society (usually tribal), that is ruled by a sheikh (Arabic: rtl ar. شيخ). Sheikhdoms exist almost exclusively within Arab countries, particularly in… …   Wikipedia

  • sheikhdom — [[t]ʃe͟ɪkdəm, AM ʃi͟ːk [/t]] sheikhdoms also sheikdom N COUNT A sheikhdom is a country or region that is ruled by a sheikh …   English dictionary

  • sheikhdom — sheikh (also shaykh or sheik) ► NOUN 1) an Arab leader, especially the chief or head of a tribe, family, or village. 2) a leader in a Muslim community or organization. DERIVATIVES sheikhdom noun. ORIGIN Arabic, old man, sheikh …   English terms dictionary

  • sheikhdom — sheikh|dom sheikdom [ˈʃeıkdəm US ˈʃi:k ] n a place that is governed by an Arab prince or ruler …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sheikhdom — sheikh·dom || ʃɪːkdÉ™m /ʃeɪk n. territory ruled by a sheik, jurisdiction of an Arab tribal leader (also sheikdom) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sheikhdom — noun (C) a place that is governed by an Arab chief or prince …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sheikhdom — sheikh·dom …   English syllables

  • sheikhdom — /ˈʃeɪkdəm/ (say shaykduhm), /ˈʃik / (say sheek ) noun the land or territory under the control of a sheikh. Also, sheikdom …   Australian English dictionary

  • sheikhdom — noun the domain ruled by a sheik • Syn: ↑sheikdom • Derivationally related forms: ↑sheik (for: ↑sheikdom) • Hypernyms: ↑domain, ↑demesne, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alawi (sheikhdom) — This article deals with a former state in what is now Yemen. For the religious group prominent in Syria, see Alawite. Alawi ( ar. علوي [Unicode|ʿAlawī] ), or the Alawi Sheikhdom ( ar. مشيخة العلوي [Unicode|Mashyakhat al ʿAlawī] ), was one of the… …   Wikipedia

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