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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.] [1913 Webster]