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Porte

[ pawrt ]

noun

  1. the former Ottoman court or government in Turkey.


Porte

/ pɔːt /

noun

  1. Also calledSublime Porte the court or government of the Ottoman Empire


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Porte1

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
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Porte1

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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Example Sentences

The identities of generations of people were wiped out in service of the Sublime Porte.

His family lived in commodious apartments over the store, having an entrance on the side within the porte cochere.

The fat, heavy man looked at them for a second, laughed again, and sped through the porte-cochère.

A half-hour later they were riding under the porte cochere of the inn of the Black Boar.

They proceeded toward the Porte Saint-Honor, by this time enveloped in clouds of dust and smoke.

The Porte was likewise under the necessity of using its arms against some tribes which had rebelled in Kurdistan.

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