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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Firman

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(an adaptation of the Per. ferman, a mandate or patent, cognate with the Sanskrit pramana, a measure, authority), an edict of an oriental sovereign, used specially to designate decrees, grants, passports, &c., issued by the sultan of Turkey and signed by one of his ministers. A decree bearing the sultan's sign-manual and drawn up with special formalities is termed a hatti-sherif, Arabic words meaning a line, writing or command, and lofty, noble. A written decree of an Ottoman sultan is also termed an tirade, the word being taken from the Arab. irada, will, volition, order.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Firman'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/f/firman.html. 1910.

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