Definitions for khanate

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

khankɑn, kæn(n.)

  1. a title borne by rulers of the empire founded by Genghis Khan, and of the states that succeeded his empire in Asia and European Russia.

    Category: Western History

  2. a title of respect used in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and other countries of Asia.

Origin of khan:

1350–1400; ME Ca(a)n, Chan ult. < medieval Turkic xān


khankɑn, kæn(n.)

  1. an inn or caravansary.

Origin of khan:

1350–1400; earlier kanne, cane, ME alchan蠐 Ar khān < Pers

Princeton's WordNet

  1. khanate(noun)

    the realm of a khan

  2. khanate(noun)

    the position of a khan


  1. khanate(Noun)

    A region or place ruled by a khan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Khanate(noun)

    dominion or jurisdiction of a khan


  1. Khanate

    Khanate, or Chanat, is a Turco-Mongol-originated word used to describe a political entity ruled by a Khan. In modern Turkish, the word used is kağanlık or hanlık and in modern Azeri of the republic of Azerbaijan, xanlıq. In Mongolian the word khanlig is used, as in "Khereidiin Khanlig" meaning the Khanate of the Kerait. This political entity is typical for people from the Eurasian Steppe and it can be equivalent to tribal chiefdom, principality, kingdom or even empire.


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