from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a body of Turkish feudal militia.
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The Kailar Turks, especially those of the Erdemuş village of Kailar claim descent from what they describe the "noble, sober Yörükhan family" who hail in turn from the so-called Pervaneoğulları 'timariot' according to the Ottoman archives.
Christian ancestors once tilled the soil as serfs of a Moslem timariot.