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