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Wazir

WAZIR, or VIZIER (Arabic viazir), a minister, usually the principal minister under a Mahommedan ruler. In India the nawab of Oudh was long known as the nawab wazir, the title of minister to the Mogul emperor having become hereditary in the family.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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