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genro

[ gen-roh, gen-roh ]
/ gɛnˈroʊ, ˈgɛn roʊ /
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noun, plural gen·ro.
any of the unofficial elder statesmen of Japan who influenced the government c1875–1940.
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Origin of genro

1875–80; <Japanese genrō senior statesman (from a reference in the Book of Odes) <Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese yuán original, first + lǎo old
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British Dictionary definitions for genro

genro
/ (ˈɡɛnˈrəʊ) /

noun
(functioning as singular or plural) a group of highly respected elder statesmen in late 19th- and early 20th-century Japan
a member of this group

Word Origin for genro

C20: from Japanese, from Ancient Chinese nguan lao, from nguan first + lao elder
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