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ro·nin

 (rō′nĭn)
n. pl. ronin or ro·nins
A samurai who is not in the service of a feudal lord.

[Japanese rōnin, from Early Middle Chinese laŋ` ŋin, vagabond (also the source of Mandarin l`ngrén) : laŋ`, a wave, reckless, dissolute + ŋin, person.]

ronin

(ˈrəʊnɪn)
n
1. (Historical Terms) a lordless samurai, esp one whose feudal lord had been deprived of his territory
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a lordless samurai, esp one whose feudal lord had been deprived of his territory
3. (Historical Terms) such samurai collectively
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) such samurai collectively
[Japanese]
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