Bashi-bazouk


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Bash´i-ba`zouk´

    (băsh´ĭ`bå`zŌk´)
n.1.A soldier belonging to the irregular troops of the Turkish army.
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You stepped on the loose belt of our bashi-bazouk that is ruling with Macedonia.
It is a classical bashi-bazouk, a parallel authority, without command, a criminal paramilitary army, collecting special taxes.
The police are becoming an assisting service to the bashi-bazouk.