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Meaning of JANIZARY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Jan"i*za*ry\, n.; pl. {Janizaries}. [F. janissaire,
fr. Turk. ye?i-tsheri new soldiers or troops.]
A soldier of a privileged military class, which formed the
nucleus of the Turkish infantry, but was suppressed in 1826.
[written also {janissary}.]

 

 

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