- "My brother intends to name me grand vizier. That is our term for what your people would call a chief advisor, something of that sort."
"Prime minister, we call them in England."
- ―Amenirdis and Jack Sparrow[src]
A prime minister was the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. The first actual usage of the term prime minister or Premier Ministre was used by Cardinal Richelieu when in 1625 he was named to head the royal council as prime minister of France. Louis XIV and his descendants generally attempted to avoid giving this title to their chief ministers, but the term was adopted in Great Britain at the beginning of the 18th century. The Zerzuran equivalent of the title was grand vizier.