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Definition of "zaibatsu" [zaibatsu]

  • A powerful family-controlled commercial combine of Japan. (noun)
  • A Japanese conglomerate or cartel. (noun)
  • The group or combine comprising a few wealthy families that controls industry, business, and finance in Japan (noun)

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