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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):

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