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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 112 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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THE SUBLIME PORTE (Arab. babi-'ali, the high gate, through the French translation la sublime porte), in Turkey, theofficial name for the government, derived from the high gate giving access to the building where the offices of the principal state departments are situated.
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