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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

Rhymes with vizier

adhere, Aesir, Ajmer, all clear, ambeer, appear, arrear, Asir, Ayrshire, besmear, by ear, Cape Fear, career, cashier, cashmere, Cheshire, chimere, clavier, cohere, compeer, destrier, dog-ear, emir, Empire, endear, ensphere, eyrir, Fafnir, footgear, frontier, gambier, Goodyear, headgear, inhere, Izmir, Kashmir, kefir, killdeer, Landseer, leap year, life peer, light-year, man-year, menhir, midyear, mishear, monsieur, mouse-ear, mule deer, musk deer, nadir, near beer, New Year, off year, out-year, pickeer, portiere, premier, premiere, red deer, redear, rehear, reindeer, revere, revers, Robespierre, roe deer, root beer, santir, severe, Shakespeare, sincere, slick-ear, small beer, spruce beer, steer clear, Tangier, tapir, tin ear, uprear, Vanir, veneer, Vermeer, voir dire, wheatear, Wiltshire, wind shear, wood ear, worm gear, Ymir, Yorkshire, zaire, Zaire


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