Porte



[pawrt, pohrt] /pɔrt, poʊrt/

noun
1.
the former Ottoman court or government in Turkey.
[luh pawrt, pohrt] /lə ˈpɔrt, ˈpoʊrt/
noun
1.
a city in NW Indiana.
2.
a town in S Texas.
/pɔːt/
noun
1.
Also called Sublime Porte. the court or government of the Ottoman Empire
n.

“Ottoman court at Constantinople,” c.1600, from French, in full, la Sublime Porte, translation of Arabic al-Bab al-‘Ali, literally “lofty gate,” official name of the central office of the Ottoman government (cf. Vatican for “the Papacy,” White House for “the United States”). Supposedly a reference to the ancient custom of holding royal audience in the doorway of a king’s palace or tent.

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