Definition of Porte in English:

Porte

Syllabification: Porte
Pronunciation: /pôrt
 
/
(also the Sublime Porte)
historical
  • The Ottoman court at Constantinople.

Origin

early 17th century: from French la Sublime Porte 'the exalted gate', translation of the Turkish title of the central office of the Ottoman government.

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