Janizaries
Janizary Jan"i*za*ry, n.; pl. {Janizaries}. [F. janissaire, fr. Turk. ye[~n]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}.] [1913 Webster]

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