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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.
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(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
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(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
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[vɪˈzɪəʳ] Nvisir m
grand viziergran visir m
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nWesir m
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[vɪˈzɪəʳ] nvisir m inv
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WANA -- Five people have lost their lives and six others injured in the ongoing clashes between Dotani and Wazir tribes over a property dispute in Wana subdivision of South Waziristan tribal district.
LANDI KOTAL -- Wilson Wazir, 45, is the first member of minority communities from tribal districts, who made it to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on a reserved seat through his hard work and dedication towards the cause of his community.
But, strangely enough, the Speaker did not issue any production order for two members of the same Parliament in jail for almost three months: Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir.
PESHAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Adviser to Chief Minister on Merged Districts, Ajmal Khan Wazir said on Tuesday that provincial government was serious in addressing the the core issues of trader community adding that a plan soon to come for the rehabilitation of their businesses.
The protestors held placards and banners and also chanted slogans against Wilson Wazir on Saturday in the tehsil Landi kotal, Khyber tribal district and demanded that the only construction works on the Christian colony should be stopped as the government has allocated 400 million for project, while he embezzled he funds, the Chairman of the Christain Community Arshid Masih has said while addressing the rally.
The police said that a three-year child, Wazir Ali, was kidnapped from Sheedi village of Hyderabad four days back.
ISLAMABAD -- Adviser to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on tribal districts Ajmal Khan Wazir has said that the tribal people have actively participated in first ever election for the provincial assembly.
PESHAWAR -- Spokesman to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister and Advisor for Tribal Districts Ajmal Wazir Tuesday said the government was providing level playing field to all parties for participating in elections in tribal districts scheduled to be held on July 20.
ISLAMABAD -- The government has placed Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader and Members of National Assembly (MNAs) Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir on the Exit Control List (ECL), it was learnt on Thursday.
PESHAWAR -- Advisor to Chief Minister KP for merged districts, Ajmal Wazir and Special Advisor for Science and Information Technology, Kamran Khan Bangash have termed the decision of Peshawar High Court, dismissing a writ petition challenging their appointments, as `Victory of Truth'.
PESHAWAR -- An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Bannu Tuesday sent Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) and leaders of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar to central jail Peshawar on 14 days judicial remand.
The Chairman of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Kamel Al-Wazir -- File Photo CAIRO, June 16 (MENA) - Minister of Transport Kamel el Wazir said that several projects that were not listed on the agenda of the government were implemented during the past period due to the pressing need for them.