janizary
noun see janissary

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • janizary — elite Turkish infantry, 1520s, from Fr. janissaire (15c.), from It. giannizzero, from Turk. yenicheri, lit. new troops, from yeni new + cheri soldiery. Formed 1362 from slaves and prisoners of war, ranks filled over the years from tributary… …   Etymology dictionary

  • janizary — jan·i·zar·y (jănʹĭ zĕr ē) n. Variant of janissary. * * * …   Universalium

  • janizary — n. (History) soldier in the Turkish army; faithful partisan, loyal supporter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • janizary —    (JAN ih seh ree) [French, from Turkish yeniçeri: new soldiery] A member of the elite Turkish troops organized in the 14th century and later suppressed. One of a group of loyal supporters, guards, or close aides …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • janizary — jan·i·zary …   English syllables

  • janizary —   n. member of certain Turkish infantry corps …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • janizary — n. (also janissary) (pl. ies) 1 hist. a member of the Turkish infantry forming the Sultan s guard in the 14th 19th c. 2 a devoted follower or supporter. Etymology: ult. f. Turk. yeniccedileri f. yeni new + ccedileri troops …   Useful english dictionary

  • janizary music — noun Military music with a great deal of percussion • • • Main Entry: ↑janizary …   Useful english dictionary

  • janissary — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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