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Firman  n.  (Written also firmaun)  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.

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"Firman" Quotes from Famous Books

... at Nissa to Belgrade. In his political relations with Russia and the Porte, he steered a middle course with consummate dexterity, constantly maintaining a good understanding with the cabinet of St Petersburg; while, in 1830, he succeeded in obtaining from the Sultan a firman, by which the dignity of prince was declared hereditary in his family; and it was further provided, that such Turks as still retained land in Servia should dispose of their estates within a limited period, and quit the province. Another firman, in 1833, released the Servians from the payment ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 364, February 1846 • Various

... plague had then appeared, and were at the distance of several days' journey from it, congratulating themselves on their safety, when, owing to some error on the part of those who examined their firman, they were compelled to retrace their steps to Aleppo, where, condemned to become the inhabitants of a lazaretto until the imagined mistake could be corrected, they ...
— The Idler in France • Marguerite Gardiner

... never before enjoyed. Soon, however, appeared a very different version of the story. The enemies of Child had, before this time, accused him of systematically publishing false intelligence. He had now, they said, outlied himself. They had obtained a true copy of the Firman which had put an end to the war; and they printed a translation of it. It appeared that Aurengzebe had contemptuously granted to the English, in consideration of their penitence and of a large tribute, his forgiveness for their past delinquency, had ...
— The History of England from the Accession of James II. - Volume 4 (of 5) • Thomas Babington Macaulay

... Esperanta Grupo, por ke gxi havu bonsukceson, postulas multe da kapableco de organizado, entuziasmon senliman, grandan paciencon, kaj firman decidon ke la grupo prosperos, malgraux la malfacilajxoj, kiuj ...
— The Esperantist, Vol. 1, No. 4 • Various

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