(in Turkey) one of the administrative districts into which a vilayet is divided.
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How to use sanjak in a sentence
This was chiefly occasioned by a desire of revenge, as his own standard had been given to the Portuguese by a sanjak.
He likewise landed an ample supply of powder and ball, and left a sanjak with 500 Turks and five foists.
After this bloody scene, the Pacha placed a sanjak with 1000 soldiers in Zabid to retain it under subjection.
He was a comitaj once, in the old days when Turkey owned Macedonia and the sanjak.The Luck of Thirteen | Jan Gordon
After having traversed the entire width of the whole sanjak, the magnificent orb, slowly and regretfully, sinks into the west.Frenzied Fiction | Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for sanjak
(in the Turkish Empire) a subdivision of a vilayet
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