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A.Word.A.Day--vizier

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This week's theme: words for bosses, officials, and leaders.

vizier (vi-ZEER, VIZ-yuhr) noun

A high official.

[From Turkish vezir, from Arabic wazir (minister).]

See more usage examples of vizier in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"In fact, poor Jeff Immelt, the grand vizier of all General Electric, gets only $15 million, plus perks."
Mark Drought; Love of Money is the Root of All Evil; East Texas Review; Oct 9, 2007;

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