Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The commercial and financial community of Japan.

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  • noun Collectively, the powerful and influential businesspeople and tycoons of Japan.

Etymologies

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

[Japanese : zai, wealth; see zaibatsu + kai, community (from Middle Chinese kɦuaj`; also the source of Mandarin huì).]

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Japanese

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