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

  • n. The commercial and financial community of Japan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Etymologies

Japanese : zai, wealth; see zaibatsu + -kai, community (from Middle Chinese kəij).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Japanese (Wiktionary)

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