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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Firman  \Fir"man\  (?  or  ?),  n.;  pl  {Firmans}or.  [Pers. 
  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.  [Written  also