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noun 
  1. Turkish, A sofa.
    1. A council (typically of veziers of the Ottoman Empire) that discussed and recommended new laws and/or law changes to a higher authority (the sultan). The name reflects the fact that the veziers used to sit on a long traditional Turkish sofa while discussing the legal matters. No such legal entity exists in Republic of Turkey, which is the successor state of the Ottoman Empire.
Translations: 
  • German: Diwan (1)
Etymology: From (Pers.) (FAchar, ÛÙÙ).


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