(countable and uncountable, plural vizierships)
- The rank or position of vizier.
vizier + -ship
Variant of vizier
in the Ottoman Empire, a high officer in the government; esp., a minister of state
also sp. vizir
Origin of vizierTurkish vezīr ; from Arabic wazīr, a vizier, literally , bearer of burdens ; from wazara, to bear a burden, take upon oneself: the vizier bears the duties actually incumbent upon the ruler