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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vizier \Viz"ier\, n. [Ar. wez[imac]r, waz[imac]r, properly, a bearer of burdens, a porter, from wazara to bear a burden: cf. F. vizir, visir. Cf. Alguazil.] A councilor of state; a high executive officer in Turkey and other Oriental countries. [Written also visier, vizir, and vizer.] [1913 Webster] Grand vizier, the chief minister of the Turkish empire; -- called also vizier-azem. [1913 Webster]