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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
     gate.]
     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]

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