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firman

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Turkish ferman, from Persian فرمان (farmân), decree or order. [1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

firman (plural firmans)

  1. A royal decree issued by a sovereign in certain historical Islamic states, especially by the Sultan of Turkey.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, IV:
      his Sublimity's firman, The most imperative of sovereign spells, / Which every body does without who can [...].
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 134:
      He managed to obtain from the vizier a firman bearing the Emir's personal seal and ordering all Bokharan officials to assist the party in every way possible.
    • 2005: International Law And The Great War, Coleman Phillipson
      It will be noted that the title of Sultan was adopted partly because that of Khedive had been conferred by an Ottoman firman.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "firman." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2008.

EsperantoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

firman

  1. accusative singular of firma

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

firman

  1. Genitive singular form of firma.

AnagramsEdit


SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

firman

  1. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of firmar.
  2. (used formally in Spain) Second-person plural present indicative form of firmar.

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

firman

  1. definite singular of firma