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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A irrevocable Turkish decree countersigned by the sultan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A irrevocable Turkish decree countersigned by the sultan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An irrevocable order or decree of the Sultan of Turkey, written with special formality and bearing his personal sign-manual or flourish. See extract under firman. Also called hatti-humayun.

Etymologies

Turkish, from Arabic, meaning "noble writing". (Wiktionary)

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