Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as vizir.

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Examples

  • The greatest vezir, Mehmet Pasha of Sokol, has a foundation for Sokol residents, which stands to this day.

    In the harem

  • The shah's indifference left his grand vezir to cope with affairs of state.

    1642-66

  • The accession of Mehmed III's son Mustafa (Oct. 30) inaugurated some internal improvements directed by his able grand vezir, Ragib Pasha.

    1748-56

  • Mehmed Ragib Pasha (1699–1763) served as grand vezir.

    1748-56

  • An expedition headed by the grand vezir Ibrahim Pasha suppressed the disloyal elements in Egypt and reorganized the administration of the province.

    1523

  • A distinct spirit of extravagance and cultural vibrance marked the period, especially under the grand vezir Damad Ibrahim Pasha (1718–30).

    1695

  • Amjazade Huseyin Pasha (1644–1702) served as grand vezir.

    1695

  • Growing tensions on the Hungarian border and a serious defeat of an Ottoman force at Sissek on the Kulpa River (June 20, 1593) led the grand vezir to declare war.

    1581, Sept. 11

  • Kopruluzade Fazil Ahmed Pasha (b. 1635), son of Mehmed Koprulu, served as grand vezir.

    1656-61

  • Under the direction of the grand vezir Lutfi Pasha, the laws (kanuns) governing the administration of the various provinces were codified.

    1538

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