dignified, one of the royal counsellors at the court of Ahasuerus, by whose suggestion Vashti was divorced (Esther 1:14, 16, 21).
It is a mean plea, the plea of weakness on the part of the speaker, memucan, the last of the seven princes.
And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of memucan.
Neither memucan nor his royal master had drunk at the purifying fountain of evangelical truth.
The plan pleased the king and the officials, and the king did as memucan advised.