Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Vizier -- How does it work? Just ask a Turk.

from www.wordsmith.org

vizier (vi-ZEER, VIZ-yuhr) noun
A high official.
[From Turkish vezir, from Arabic wazir (minister).]

"In fact, poor Jeff Immelt [right, flanked by Delaware Sen. Tom Carper and Lt. Gov. John Carney], 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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