[ pawrt, pohrt ]
/ pɔrt, poʊrt /


the former Ottoman court or government in Turkey.

Origin of Porte

short for Sublime Porte High Gate, French translation of the Turkish official title Babιâli, with reference to the palace gate at which justice was administered
Official name Sublime Porte.

Definition for porte (2 of 2)

La Porte
[ luh pawrt, pohrt ]
/ lə ˈpɔrt, ˈpoʊrt /


a city in NW Indiana.
a town in S Texas.
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British Dictionary definitions for porte

/ (pɔːt) /


Also called: Sublime Porte the court or government of the Ottoman Empire

Word Origin for Porte

C17: shortened from French Sublime Porte High Gate, rendering the Turkish title Babi Ali, the imperial gate, which was regarded as the seat of government
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