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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the Ottoman court in Constantinople;
[syn: Porte, Sublime Porte]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Porte \Porte\, n. [F. porte a gate, L. porta. See Port a gate.] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Porte n 1: the Ottoman court in Constantinople [syn: Porte, Sublime Porte]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

PORTER. The name of an ancient English officer who bore or carried a rod before the justices. The door-keeper of the English parliament also bears this name. 2. One who is employed as a common carrier to carry goods from one place to another in the same town, is also called a porter. Such person is in general answerable as a common carrier. Story, Bailm. Sec. 496.