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English Dictionary: Porte by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the Ottoman court in Constantinople [syn: Porte, {Sublime Porte}]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Porte \Porte\, n. [F. porte a gate, L. porta. See {Port} a
      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.
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