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Order of Distinction
نشانِ امتیاز
Type Order of Merit
Awarded forOutstanding services
Country  Ottoman Empire
Presented by

Ottoman Sultan
StatusNo longer awarded
Ribbon bar of the order
Next (higher)Not applicable (this was the highest order)
Next (lower) Order of Glory (until 1862)
Order of Osmanieh (after 1862)

The Nishan-e-Imtiaz or Order of Honour ( Ottoman Turkish: نشانِ امتیاز) was an order of the Ottoman Empire founded by Sultan Abdulmejid I. [1] It was a higher honor than the Order of Glory and given to reward merit and outstanding services. [2] It was revived on 17 December 1878 by Sultan Abdul Hamid II. [1] This was the highest order in the Ottoman Empire. [3]


  1. ^ a b Turkey: The Exalted Order of Honour Archived 2012-10-25 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Ottoman Orders and Decorations Archived 2012-05-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Ottoman Turkish uniforms". Ottoman uniforms. Archived from the original on 17 November 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2015.