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vizier

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noun vi·zier \və-ˈzir\

Definition of vizier

  1. 1 :  a high executive officer of various Muslim countries and especially of the Ottoman Empire

  2. 2 :  a civil officer in ancient Egypt having viceregal powers

vizierate

play \-ˈzir-ət, -ˈzir-ˌāt\ noun

vizierial

play \-ˈzir-ē-əl\ adjective

viziership

play \-ˈzir-ˌship\ noun


Origin and Etymology of vizier

Turkish vezir, from Arabic wazīr


First Known Use: 1599


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