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Webster 1913 Edition


Vizier

Viz′ier

,
Noun.
[Ar.
wezīr
,
wazīr
, 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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vizier

VIZ'IER

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Definition 2023


vizier

vizier

English

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Noun

vizier (plural viziers)

  1. A high-ranking official or minister in an Islamic government, especially in the Ottoman Empire.

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References

  1. "vizier." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2008.

Dutch

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch visiere, from Old French visiere.

Noun

vizier n (plural vizieren, diminutive viziertje n)

  1. visor, a removable protective guard on a (knight's) helmet
  2. back-sight, a visual aiming aid on the barrel of a gun

Etymology 2

From Middle French visir, from Ottoman Turkish [script needed] (vezir), from Arabic وَزِير (wazīr, helper, aide, minister).

Noun

vizier m (plural viziers or vizieren, diminutive viziertje n)

  1. A high-ranking official or minister in an Islamic government, especially in the Ottoman Empire.
Derived terms

References

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]