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firman

[fur-muh n, fer-mahn] /ˈfɜr mən, fərˈmɑn/
noun, plural firmans.
1.
an edict or administrative order issued by or in the name of a Middle Eastern sovereign (formerly by an Ottoman Turkish sultan).
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Turkish ferman < Persian farmān
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Examples for firman
  • The firman, or sultan's imperial seal, is on display in the interior of the church.
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firman

/fɜːˈmɑːn; ˈfɜː-/
noun
1.
an edict of an Oriental sovereign
2.
any authoritative grant of permission
Word Origin
C17: from Persian fermān
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