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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A decree or mandate issued by the ruler of an Asian country.

Usage examples (36)
  • "Show me the forgery you dare to call the firman of his sublime majesty, the sultan."
  • In consequence, the present firman, which is ornamented at the head with our 'Hoomaioon' (sign-manual), and emanates from our Imperial
  • His presence calmed the storm at once and he sternly bade Ibrahim to obey the "firman," on peril of his own head.
  • Officially, Elgin obtained a 'firman' from the Ottoman authorities but when the British Parliament asked to examine it, he couldn't submit it. for more
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