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- another term for vizier
- ‘The position of wazir fell to Saladin, now about 30 years old.’
- ‘Set in 11th century Baghdad, the show sets out to entrance us with the way an opportunist street poet tricks a brigand of his money, outwits a power-mad wazir and eventually sees his impoverished daughter married to a handsome caliph.’
- ‘As wazir, Safdar Jang diverted imperial funds for his own use, so much so that he was accused of impoverishing the Mughal court.’
- ‘Zakraya Khan died on July 1, 1745 A.D. His son Yahya Khan, who was also son-in-law of the chief wazir at Delhi, had no difficulty in securing an appointment as the governor of Lahore.’
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