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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vizier  \Viz"ier\,  n.  [Ar.  wez[=i]r,  waz[=i]r,  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}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  high  official  in  a  Moslem  government  (especially  in  the 
  Ottoman  Empire) 

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