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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- a powerful financial and industrial conglomerate of Japan.

Usage examples (38)
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  • Japan failed to break the economic stranglehold of the "zaibatsu", the family owned monopoly conglomerates that dominated the pre-war Japanese economy.
  • The company is one of the four original Japanese "zaibatsu", family-controlled giant holding companies, known as "keiretsu" after their break-ups after the war.
  • 'Father, will you tell me something about the zaibatsu?' for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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