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Definition of "sultanate" [sul•tan•ate]

  • The office, power, or reign of a sultan. (noun)
  • A country ruled by a sultan. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sultanate" in a sentence
  • "During the protracted war - a true guerilla war - which we had to wage with the Achin sultanate, both army and navy suffered very severely from the disease."
  • "The bond was particularly strong in Asia Minor, always nursed by the sultanate from the earliest days; with the result that at the disposal first of the sultanate, then of Enver Pasha, last (owing to circumstances we shall have to consider) of Kemal Pasha, there are the resources of a country which we are told on high authority "no administration, however improvident and malign has been able to exhaust.""
  • "This hotel development represents a milestone for the sultanate, which is rapidly developing as a popular tourist destination."