from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The commercial and financial community of Japan.
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- n. Collectively, the powerful and influential businesspeople and tycoons of Japan.
Japanese : zai, wealth; see zaibatsu + -kai, community (from Middle Chinese kəij).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)