Definition of Porte in English:

Porte

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Pronunciation: /pɔːt
 
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(in full the Sublime or Ottoman 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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