Click here to get started today!
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A Persian word denoting a mandate or decree; among the Turks the term is applied to such decrees as issue from the Ottoman Porte, and also to passports, the right of signing which lies with the Sultan or a Pasha; the word is also used in India to denote a permit to trade.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Firman'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/firman.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.