zaibatsu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 財閥 (zaibatsu), coined from Middle Chinese (d͡zoj, wealth) + (bjot, powerful family). Compare Korean 재벌 (chaebol).

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Noun[edit]

zaibatsu (plural zaibatsus or zaibatsu)

  1. (economics) Japanese term for ‘money clique’ or conglomerate, and sometimes used in the United States to refer to any large corporation.

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See also[edit]

  • chaebol (from the Korean equivalent)

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Romanization[edit]

zaibatsu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ざいばつ