Grand Seignior

See under Seignior.
the sultan of Turkey.

See also: Grand, Seignior

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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 Intrigues of the French King at Constantinople to Embroil Christendom was publicized by Dorman Newman in December 1689 as deciphered dispatches between Louis and his allies against Austria: "the Grand Seignior, the Grand Vizier, and Count Teckely." 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.