The divan accompanied the sultan on military expeditions.
Virtually every car he owned confirmed he was a 'player'. The Lovebirds had started a fire and were sitting on the divan in front of it.
(Baron de) Menou (r75oI81o), a man who had professed Islam, and who endeavoured to conciliate the Moslem population by various measures, such as excluding all Christians (with the exception of one Frenchman) from the divan, replacing the Copts who were in government service by Moslems, and subjecting French residents to taxes.
The general divan was to consist of functionaries, and to meet on emergencies.
Affairs of state were at first discussed at the imperial divan, where the great dignitaries were convened at appointed hours.