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Porte

[ pawrt ]
/ pɔrt /
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noun
the former Ottoman court or government in Turkey.
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Official name Sub·lime Porte [suh-blahym-pawrt] /səˈblaɪm ˈpɔrt/ .

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
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British Dictionary definitions for Porte

Porte
/ (pɔːt) /

noun
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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