from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A feudal lord of Japan who was a large landowner.
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- n. Dated form of daimyo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The title of the feudal nobles of Japan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The title of the chief feudal barons or territorial nobles of Japan, vassals of the mikado: distinguished from the shomio (‘little name’), the title given to the hatamoto, or vassals of the shogun. See shogun.
Japanese daimyō : dai, great; see daikon + myō, name (from Middle Chinese mjiajng).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)