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  • n. Plural form of vizier.

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Examples

  • Queens, replacing the viziers of Islamic chess sets, are wise but gloomy counselors, staring into the distance with their chins in their hands.

    At Age 850, Still in the Game

  • While the caliph was drinking wine with his courtiers, he left the caliphate to his viziers, a clever, brutal family called the Barmakids.

    Day of Honey

  • Muslim viziers commanded Jews to wear special badges, hats, or other distinctive clothing.

    Bloodlust

  • When it was clear that the housing market was going poof, the ultra-senior viziers who attended the King were found more and more often stalking the mortgage department that suddenly held the key to the entire health of the firm.

    Note to Lloyd Blankfein: CEO Stupidity Is the Best Defense

  • Even the plot of the upcoming Prince of Persia will have in one way or another drawn from the popular lore of the Arabian Nights - evil viziers thwarted by the young princely hero.

    Firas Al-Atraqchi: Egypt: Group seeks to ban A Thousand and One Arabian Nights

  • Mesmerized by the seductive beauty of ever more abstract mathematical models, academic economists became the high viziers of global capitalism, gained dominance in the social sciences, and soon relished the role of shamans who would diagnose and cure our most intractable societal ills.

    Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco : The Fox

  • This created a secret Christian solidarity between several eunuchs, concubines, and viziers.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • Now, Mehmet was considered one of the greatest viziers the Empire had ever known.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • But Selim II was felled not by sons or brothers, not by his viziers or admirals, nor by poison, sword, or dagger.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • Al-Qadim 1992 is an Arabian-flavoured D&D setting, featuring genies, scimitars, corsairs, evil viziers and other Arabian Nights-flavoured elements.

    The Worlds of D&D: Overview

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