15th century, in the meaning defined above
French, short for Sublime Porte, literally, sublime gate; from the gate of the sultan's palace where justice was administered
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“Porte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Porte. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.
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