janissary definition

  • noun:
    • A member of a group of elite, very loyal followers.
    • A soldier in an elite Turkish shield organized in 14th century and abolished in 1826.
    • at the very top, very devoted supporter.
    • A soldier in a former elite Turkish guard.
    • See janizary.
    • Obsolete types of janizary.
    • a loyal supporter
    • a Turkish soldier

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