- Distinguish from visorVisorA visor is a surface that protects the eyes, such as shading them from the sun or other bright light or protecting them from objects....
A vizier (icon, rarely ˈ;
or in Arabic script (Persian
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and Arabic); ; sometimes spelled vazir, vizir, vasir, wazir, vesir, or vezir) is a high-ranking political advisor or minister in a Muslim government.
The name is simply the Arabic adaptation of a pre-Islamic Persian title, vichir (Middle Persian
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for Vizier), who was a minister to the Shah
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The word appears in the Quran.