Meaning of janissary
Pronunciation: ( jan'u-ser"ē), [key]
— pl. -sar•ies.
- (often cap.) 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 cap.) any soldier in the Turkish army.
- a member of any group of loyal guards, soldiers, or supporters.
- janissary (Thesaurus)