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- n. The office, dignity, or authority of a vizier
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- n. The office, dignity, or authority of a vizier.
Its exponents were the brothers Achmet and Mustapha Köprili, who held the grand-vizierate in succession.
If he needs support, he reckons upon the different governors of Hungary as devoted to his interests; these are his creatures, whom he has put into their posts during the seven years of his vizierate; not one of those functionaries dare offer an obstacle to the elevation of his benefactor.
The Mogul was his sovereign, and, by his authority, it was in your power to dispose of the vizierate, and of every office of state which Sujah Dowlah held under the emperor: for he hated him mortally, and was desirous of dispossessing him of everything.