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ronin

[ roh-nin ]
/ ˈroʊ nɪn /
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noun, plural ro·nin, ro·nins.Japanese History.

a samurai who no longer serves a daimyo, or feudal lord.

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Origin of ronin

From the Japanese word rōnin literally, ‘wave man’ (understood as ‘a man tossed around like a wave’)
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British Dictionary definitions for ronin

ronin
/ (ˈrəʊnɪn) /

noun Japanese history

a lordless samurai, esp one whose feudal lord had been deprived of his territory
such samurai collectively

Word Origin for ronin

Japanese
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