a king of ancient Persia, known to the Greeks as Xerxes: husband of the Biblical Esther.
- Also Douay Bible, As·su·er·us [as-oo-er-uhs, -eer-] /ˌæs uˈɛr əs, -ˈɪər-/ .
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How to use Ahasuerus in a sentence
An Ahasuerus could throw petitions into the mire, without reading, but it was customary to accept them.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII | John Lord
That Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus: and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she.
Unreasonable, however, as the demand of Ahasuerus was, Vashti ought not to have been so peremptory.
Having partook of the feast, Ahasuerus requires of Esther the fulfilment of her promise, in the explanation of her wishes.
Ahasuerus is as anxious to see his minister, as Haman to be introduced to the apartment of his king.
British Dictionary definitions for Ahasuerus
Old Testament a king of ancient Persia and husband of Esther, generally identified with Xerxes
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