- (in Turkey) one of the administrative districts into which a vilayet is divided.
Origin of sanjak
First recorded in 1530–40, sanjak is from the Turkish word sancak district (literally, flag, standard)
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Examples from the Web for sanjak
There are neither bridges nor roads, nor decent dwellings to be met with in the Sanjak.The Balkan Peninsula
He was a comitaj once, in the old days when Turkey owned Macedonia and the Sanjak.The Luck of Thirteen
Can you, will you, tell me what is the Sanjak of Novi Bazar?Frenzied Fiction
When she came back, she knew the Sanjak of Novi Bazar like her pocket.The Mountebank
William J. Locke
This was chiefly occasioned by a desire of revenge, as his own standard had been given to the Portuguese by a Sanjak.
- (in the Turkish Empire) a subdivision of a vilayet
C16: from Turkish sancàk, literally: a flag