Hatti-sherif Hat"ti-sher`if (h[a^]t"t[i^]*sh[e^]r`[i^]f or h[aum]t"t[=e]*sh[asl]*r[=e]f"), n. [Turk., fr. Ar. khatt a writing + sher[=i]f noble.] A irrevocable Turkish decree countersigned by the sultan. [1913 Webster]

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