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. [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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