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grand vizier

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(Historical Terms) (formerly) the chief officer or minister of state in the Ottoman Empire and other Muslim countries
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Having fulfilled this vow for many years to the letter, and with a religious punctuality and method that conferred great credit upon him as a man of devout feeling and excellent sense, he was interrupted one afternoon (no doubt at his prayers) by a visit from his grand vizier, to whose daughter, it appears, there had occurred an idea.
This hand the king eagerly accepts -- (he had intended to take it at all events, and had put off the matter from day to day, only through fear of the vizier), -- but, in accepting it now, he gives all parties very distinctly to understand, that, grand vizier or no grand vizier, he has not the slightest design of giving up one iota of his vow or of his privileges.
Imagine the Grand Vizier in solemn council with the magnates of the realm, spelling his way through the hated newspaper, and finally delivering his profound decision: "This thing means mischief --it is too darkly, too suspiciously inoffensive--suppress it
From time to time the Grand Vizier sends a notice to the various editors that the Cretan insurrection is entirely suppressed, and although that editor knows better, he still has to print the notice.
There had been times when, if he had been a sultan, and his grand vizier had said one morning, "What does the Commander of the Faithful require at the hands of his slave?
As Grand Vizier, he can pretty much decide that he will be anything he wants to--except the Caliph, of course.
He's a grand vizier of social media, appears on every TV show that'll have him .
The hugely loved musical revolves around the love saga of Princess Jasmine and Aladdin which anger the villainous Grand Vizier, Jafar.
The first part of the book, appearing to be a biography of Mustafa at first sight, is actually a discussion of the rise and expansion of the bureaucratic apparatus through a chronological account of the intertwined lives of Sultan Suleyman, his grand vizier ibrahim, and Mustafa.
As Tusi, the grand vizier of Malik Shah, the great Seljuk emperor said, "We are spending precious resources on the education of our children.
Kaprealian uses such archival footage to tell the story of Soghomon Tehlirian, the Armenian genocide survivor who assassinated Talaat Pasha -- the former Ottoman grand vizier held responsible for orchestrating the extermination of 1.
When it was pointed out that 10-year-old footage had emerged of Mr Johnson backing the idea of Turkey joining the EU, Mr Hamilton said: "It wouldn't be surprising when he's a descendant of the Grand Vizier of the last Ottoman Sultan.