Definition of seraskier in English:

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seraskier

Pronunciation: /ˌsɛrəˈskɪə/

noun

historical
The commander-in-chief and minister of war of the Ottoman Empire.
Example sentences
  • He defeated the Ottomans at Salcia, captured the whole camp of the seraskier, Hassan Pasha, shut him up in Izmail, and was preparing to reduce the place when he was forbidden to do so by Grigori Alexandrovich Potemkin.
  • Having accomplished this part of his task, he made a forced march to assault the entrenched camp of the Pacha before the dispersed troops of the Seraskier could really.

Origin

Turkish, from Persian sar'askar 'head (of the) army'.

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