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noun \ˈpȯrt\

Definition of Porte

  1. :  the government of the Ottoman empire

Origin and Etymology of porte

French, short for Sublime Porte, literally, sublime gate; from the gate of the sultan's palace where justice was administered

First Known Use: 15th century

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of Porte Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about Porte

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