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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of elder male politicians of Japan who were formerly advisers to the emperor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A body of elder statesmen of Japan, formerly used as informal advisors to the Emperor.

Etymologies

Japanese genrō : gen, first (from Middle Chinese ŋuan) + , elder (from Middle Chinese lawh).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 元老. (Wiktionary)

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