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Porte

noun \ˈprt\

Definition of PORTE

:  the government of the Ottoman empire

Origin 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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