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- n. Plural form of timar.
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Turkish populations were encouraged or forced to settle in the conquered lands, and fiefs (called timars) were granted to the army commanders, entitling them to the taxes on the land in return for military service and the administration of the population in their areas.
A new general code of laws (Kanunname) was drawn up, providing specific penalties for serious crimes as well as regulations for the financial administration of the military fiefs (timars).
This Mustafa gathered around him discontented holders of timars (military fiefs), peasants, and members of the religious establishment unhappy with the dominance of the devshirme (slave) class in Istanbul.
The different provinces comprised in that kingdom shall be divided into _timars_ for appanage of the spahis, and all the rest of the soldiery shall have establishments in the towns, as so many new colonies; to them shall be assigned the lands of the old inhabitants, who will be driven out or reduced to slavery.
Thus far the Roman monarchy is much the same with that at this day in Turkey, consisting of a camp and a horse-quarter; a camp in regard of the Spahis and Janizaries, the perpetual guard of the prince, except they also chance to be liquorish after his blood; and a horse-quarter in regard of the distribution of his whole land to tenants for life, upon condition of continual service, or as often as they shall be commanded at their own charge by timars, being a word which they say signifies benefices, that it shall save me a labor of opening the government.