- any of the unofficial elder statesmen of Japan who influenced the government c1875–1940.
Origin of genro
Examples from the Web for genro
Historical Examples of genro
He turned to Genro Kir, who was looking with horrified fascination at the still growing cloud in the screen.
From a patriotic point of view, the Genro have shown very great wisdom in the conduct of affairs.
The Genro have no constitutional existence; they are merely the people who have the ear of the Mikado.
Genro Kir looked at the proffered circlet, then slowly extended a hand.
- (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
"elder statesman of Japan," 1876, from Japanese, literally "first elders."