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Definition of Janissary
Janissary Janissary Jan"is*sa*ry, n.
janissary 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.]