Grand Seignior

See under Seignior.
the sultan of Turkey.

See also: Grand, Seignior

References in classic literature ?
This will scarcely, however, be considered as a point upon which any comparison can be grounded; for if, in this particular, there be a resemblance to the king of Great Britain, there is not less a resemblance to the Grand Seignior, to the khan of Tartary, to the Man of the Seven Mountains, or to the governor of New York.
The French king had conspired with Sultan Mehmet IV, grand seignior and leader of the Ottoman Turkish empire, to disrupt the power of France's nemesis, the Hapsburg dynasty, in Eastern Europe.