Viz"ier (?), n. [Ar. wezir, wazir, properly, a bearer of burdens, a porter, from wazara to bear a burden: cf. F. vizir, visir. Cf. Alguazil.]

A councilor of state; a high executive officer in Turkey and other Oriental countries.

[Written also visier, vizir, and vizer.]

Grand vizier, the chief minister of the Turkish empire; -- called also vizier-azem.


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