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|Kanji in this term|
/seii taisyaugun/ > /seii taisyoːgun/. Literally "great general who subdues eastern barbarians".
- during Japanese Nara and Heian periods, a military commander sent to subdue the Emishi
- during the Japanese Kamakura, Muromachi and Edo periods, the hereditary chief executive of a shogunate government; a shōgun
- 将軍 (shōgun)