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janizaries


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Janizary  \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}.]