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The commander in chief and minister of war of the Ottoman Empire.
- ‘He defeated the Ottomans at Salcia, captured the whole camp of the seraskier, Hassan Pasha, shut him up in Izmail, and was preparing to reduce the place when he was forbidden to do so by Grigori Alexandrovich Potemkin.’
- ‘Having accomplished this part of his task, he made a forced march to assault the entrenched camp of the Pacha before the dispersed troops of the Seraskier could really.’
Turkish, from Persian sar'askar head (of the) army.
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