noun, plural jan·is·sar·ies.
- (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.
noun plural -saries or -zaries
- an infantryman in the Turkish army, originally a member of the sovereign’s personal guard, from the 14th to the early 19th century