Jan"i*za*ry (?), n.; pl. Janizaries (#). [F. janissaire, fr. Turk. yei-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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