Sadr-I-Azam

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Sadr-I-Azam

 

(Arabic, “supreme chief”), from the 16th century, the title of the highest official (prime minister, head of government) in the Ottoman Empire; equivalent to the title grand vizier. In Iran the title was used from the 19th century. The title sadr-i-azam was abolished in the 20th century.

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