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 (vĭ-zîr′, vĭz′yər)
A high officer in a Muslim government, especially in the Ottoman Empire.

[Turkish vezir, from Arabic wazīr, burdened, minister, from 'āzara, to help, derived form of 'azara, to surround; see ʔzr in Semitic roots, or from wazara, to carry a burden; see wzr in Semitic roots.]

vi·zier′ate (vĭ-zîr′ĭt, -āt′, vĭz′yər-ĭt, -yə-rāt′) n.
vi·zier′i·al adj.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a high official in certain Muslim countries, esp in the former Ottoman Empire. Viziers served in various capacities, such as that of provincial governor or chief minister to the sultan
[C16: from Turkish vezīr, from Arabic wazīr porter, from wazara to bear a burden]
viˈzierial, viˈzirial adj
viˈziership n


(vɪˈzɪər, ˈvɪz yər)

also vi•zir′,

a high government official in certain Muslim countries, esp. in the former Ottoman Empire.
[1555–65; < Turkish vezīr < Arabic wazīr]
vi•zier′ate (-ɪt, -eɪt) vi•zier′ship, n.
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Noun1.vizier - a high official in a Muslim government (especially in the Ottoman Empire)
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office


[vɪˈzɪəʳ] Nvisir m
grand viziergran visir m


nWesir m


[vɪˈzɪəʳ] nvisir m inv
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The Sultan and his Grand Vezir were certainly not out to make Europe Muslim.
Most post-Islamic books on politics, such as Siyastnameh of Khajeh Nezam ul Molk--the vezir of the Seljuk king, Malekshah--and later books were modeled after the book of Ardeshir Babekan, the founder of the Sassanid Empire, called Karnameh ArdeshirBabekan.
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Yine o siralarda Avrupa ahvaline vakif bir vezir olan Hekim-oglu Ali Pasa'nin bu mesele ile yakindan ilgilenmesi Rexin'in itimatnamesini kisa bir surede Bab-i Ali'ye ulastirmasinda etkili oldu.
I thought that this was such an amazing story, especially because when they were found, the vezir of Konya commissioned an artist to make paintings of them in order to preserve and document them, which I have been doing and that got me very excited," says Dunaway.
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