- the chief officer of state of various Muslim countries, as in the former Ottoman Empire.
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Having chosen the latter, the Grand-Vizier presented him the box.The Oriental Story Book
At length one of them, Sheherazade, the generous daughter of the grand-vizier, succeeded in abolishing the cruel custom.
Who, then, but a woman could have routed the grand-vizier from the chess-board and taken his place?
With the assistance of Sidney Smith, who acted on his own responsibility, he arranged a capitulation with the grand-vizier.
He received orders to attack the French in Egypt in co-operation with the grand-vizier.
- (formerly) the chief officer or minister of state in the Ottoman Empire and other Muslim countries
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