An emirate is a political territory that is ruled by a dynastic Arab Monarch styled
Etymologically emirate or amirate ( _ar. إمارة, "Imaarah" ; plural: إمارات, "Imaraat") is the quality, dignity, office or territorial competence of any
Emir(prince, governor etc.).
United Arab Emiratesis a federal state that comprises seven federal emirates, each administered by a hereditary emir, these seven forming the electoral collegefor the federation's President and Prime Minister. As most emirates have either disappeared, been integrated in a larger modern state or changed their rulers' styles, e.g. to Malik(Arabic for King) or Sultan, such true emirate-states have become rare.
Furthermore, in Arabic the term can be generalized to mean any province of a country that is administered by a member of the ruling class, especially of a member (usually styled
emir) of the royal family, as in Saudi Arabian governorates.
List of independent Emirates
United Arab Emirates
List of former and integrated emirates
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
The Emirate of Armenia
Islamic Emirate of Waziristan
Bahrain, became a kingdom in 2002
Emirate of Trarza, modern southwest Mauritania1640s-1910s
*The Emirate of Granada, Spain 1228-1492
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emirate — 1863, вЂњrule or territory of an emir;вЂќ see EMIR (Cf. emir) + ATE (Cf. ate) … Etymology dictionary
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 — noun Date: 1847 the state or jurisdiction of an emir … New Collegiate Dictionary
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
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