vizier-azem
Vizier Viz"ier, n. [Ar. wez[=i]r, waz[=i]r, properly, a bearer of burdens, a porter, from wazara to bear a burden: cf. F. vizir, visir. Cf. {Alguazil}.] A councilor of state; a high executive officer in Turkey and other Oriental countries. [Written also {visier}, {vizir}, and {vizer}.] [1913 Webster]

{Grand vizier}, the chief minister of the Turkish empire; -- called also {vizier-azem}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Vizier-azem — Vi*zier a*zem , n. [Ar. azam great. See {Vizier}.] A grand vizier. See under {Vizier}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vizier — Viz ier, n. [Ar. wez[=i]r, waz[=i]r, properly, a bearer of burdens, a porter, from wazara to bear a burden: cf. F. vizir, visir. Cf. {Alguazil}.] A councilor of state; a high executive officer in Turkey and other Oriental countries. [Written also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grand vizier — Vizier Viz ier, n. [Ar. wez[=i]r, waz[=i]r, properly, a bearer of burdens, a porter, from wazara to bear a burden: cf. F. vizir, visir. Cf. {Alguazil}.] A councilor of state; a high executive officer in Turkey and other Oriental countries.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • visier — Vizier Viz ier, n. [Ar. wez[=i]r, waz[=i]r, properly, a bearer of burdens, a porter, from wazara to bear a burden: cf. F. vizir, visir. Cf. {Alguazil}.] A councilor of state; a high executive officer in Turkey and other Oriental countries.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vizer — Vizier Viz ier, n. [Ar. wez[=i]r, waz[=i]r, properly, a bearer of burdens, a porter, from wazara to bear a burden: cf. F. vizir, visir. Cf. {Alguazil}.] A councilor of state; a high executive officer in Turkey and other Oriental countries.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vizir — Vizier Viz ier, n. [Ar. wez[=i]r, waz[=i]r, properly, a bearer of burdens, a porter, from wazara to bear a burden: cf. F. vizir, visir. Cf. {Alguazil}.] A councilor of state; a high executive officer in Turkey and other Oriental countries.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ottoman Empire — a former Turkish empire that was founded about 1300 by Osman and reached its greatest territorial extent under Suleiman in the 16th century; collapsed after World War I. Cap.: Constantinople. Also called Turkish Empire. * * * Former empire… …   Universalium

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