Definition of Janissaries

1. Noun. (plural of janissary) ¹



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Definition of Janissaries

1. janissary [n] - See also: janissary

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Janissaries

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janglesome
janglier
jangliest
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janglingly
janglings
jangly
janhaugite
janiceps
janiceps asymmetrus
janiceps parasiticus
janiform
janisaries
janisary
janissaries (current term)
janissary
janitor
janitorial
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janitorships
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janizar

Literary usage of Janissaries

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1. A History of Greece: From Its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time, B by George Finlay (1877)
"The janissaries formed the best portion of the regular infantry. ... When the janissaries rebelled, at the accession of Selim II. in 1566, they changed the ..."

2. A History of England from the Conclusion of the Great War in 1815 by Spencer Walpole (1890)
"In the seventeenth century its composition was altered, and it was thenceforward recruited from the children of the janissaries themselves, and of native ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1827)
"... the janissaries—The janissaries Revolt—The Revolt is quelled, and the janissaries suppressed—Fire in Constantinople—Executions— Measures adopted to ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"At the age of about twenty-five they were enrolled among the yam chart (new soldiery), whose name we have corrupted into janissaries. The janissaries ..."

5. The History of Greece Under Othoman and Venetian Domination by George Finlay (1856)
"The janissaries formed the best portion of the regular infantry. ... When the janissaries rebelled, at the accession of Selim II. in 1566, they obtained the ..."

6. Turkey Old and New: Historical, Geographical and Statistical by Elizabeth Stone (1880)
"In the three following years the janissaries twice broke into rebellion; the punishment fell upon the viziers, who were deposed. ..."

7. Diary of an Idle Woman in Constantinople by Frances Elliot (1893)
"... heads— Mustafa the Idiot proclaimed—Othman in the janissaries' ... desperate struggle for life—Origin of the janissaries—Kettles overturned on the ..."

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