|Kanji in this term|
Originally referred to the (amount of) pay a samurai in employment received and by extension his importance. The word consists of 貫 kan (in its now obsolete meaning of the monetary equivalent of the income (based on crop) of a samurai) and 禄 (祿) roku, the salary of someone in government service.
- importance; dignity; presence; eminence; giving the impression to have what it takes.
- 貫禄がついた kanroku ga tsuita dignified; important; looking capable or confident.
- 君は課長としての貫禄がないね。 Kimi wa kachō to shite no kanroku ga nai ne. You don't command enough respect as section manager.; You appear to lack the authority of a section manager.
- 貫禄の発車 kanroku no hassha stately departure [of a train] (title of a video of a departing train)