firman

[fur-muh n, fer-mahn]
noun, plural fir·mans.
  1. an edict or administrative order issued by or in the name of a Middle Eastern sovereign (formerly by an Ottoman Turkish sultan).

Origin of firman

1610–20; < Turkish ferman < Persian farmān
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firman

noun
  1. an edict of an Oriental sovereign
  2. any authoritative grant of permission

Word Origin for firman

C17: from Persian fermān
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