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n. pl. gen·ros
Any of a group of elder male politicians of Japan who were formerly advisers to the emperor.
[Japanese genrō : gen, first (from Middle Chinese ŋyan; also the source of Mandarin yu´n) + rō, elder (from Middle Chinese law´; also the source of Mandarin lǎo).]
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1. (Historical Terms) (functioning as singular or plural) a group of highly respected elder statesmen in late 19th- and early 20th-century Japan
2. (Historical Terms) a member of this group
[C20: from Japanese, from Ancient Chinese nguan lao, from nguan first + lao elder]
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gen•ro(gɛnˈroʊ, ˈgɛn roʊ)
n., pl. -ro.
1. an elder statesman of Japan.
2. a group of elder statesmen.
[1875–80; < Japanese]
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