noun, plural jan·is·sar·ies.
1. ( often initial capital letter )
a member of an elite
military unit of the Turkish army organized in the 14th century and abolished in 1826 after it revolted against the Sultan.
( often initial capital letter ) any soldier in the Turkish army.
a member of any group of loyal guards, soldiers, or supporters.
1520–30; < French janissaire < Italian gian(n)izzero < Turkish yeniçeri, equivalent to yeni new + çeri soldiery, militia
is always a great word to know.
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