Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The government of the Ottoman Empire.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Ottoman court; the government of the Turkish empire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The Ottoman court; the government of the Turkish empire, officially called the Sublime Porte, from the gate (port) of the sultan's palace at which justice was administered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the Ottoman court in Constantinople

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, short for la Sublime Porte, the High Gate, from Old French porte, gate; see port3.

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