fir-man

firman

[fur-muhn, fer-mahn]
noun, plural firmans.
an edict or administrative order issued by or in the name of a Middle Eastern sovereign (formerly by an Ottoman Turkish sultan).

Origin:
1610–20; < Turkish ferman < Persian farmān

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firman (fɜːˈmɑːn, ˈfɜː-)
 
n
1.  an edict of an Oriental sovereign
2.  any authoritative grant of permission
 
[C17: from Persian fermān]

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