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 for Porte
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Porte \Porte\, n. [F. porte a gate, L. porta. See Port a
     The Ottoman court; the government of the Turkish empire,
     officially called the Sublime Porte, from the gate (port)
     of the sultan's palace at which justice was administered.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the Ottoman court in Constantinople [syn: Porte, Sublime

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PORTER. The name of an ancient English officer who bore or carried a rod 
  before the justices. The door-keeper of the English parliament also bears 
  this name. 
       2. One who is employed as a common carrier to carry goods from one 
  place to another in the same town, is also called a porter. Such person is 
  in general answerable as a common carrier. Story, Bailm. Sec. 496. 

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