English - Turkish

  1. ferman
  2. (isim) ferman

English - English

  1. A royal decree issued by a sovereign in certain historical Islamic states, especially by the Sultan of Turkey - "It will be noted that the title of Sultan was adopted partly because that of Khedive had been conferred by an Ottoman firman."
  2. A Royal decree issued by a sovereign in certain historical Islamic states
  3. In Turkey and some other Oriental countries, a decree or mandate issued by the sovereign; a royal order or grant; generally given for special objects, as to a traveler to insure him protection and assistance
  4. decree or mandate issued by or in the name of a Middle Eastern ruler (formerly by an Ottoman Turkish sultan); Asiatic word signifying a passport or permit or license isim

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    Etymology: () From Turkish ferman, from Persian فرمان (farmân), decree or order. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2008.
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