firman

[ fur-muhn, fer-mahn ]
/ ˈfɜr mən, fərˈmɑn /

noun, plural fir·mans.

an edict or administrative order issued by or in the name of a Middle Eastern sovereign (formerly by an Ottoman Turkish sultan).

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Origin of firman

1610–20; <Turkish ferman<Persian farmān
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British Dictionary definitions for firman

firman
/ (fɜːˈmɑːn, ˈfɜː-) /

noun

an edict of an Oriental sovereign
any authoritative grant of permission

Word Origin for firman

C17: from Persian fermān
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