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samurai

noun [C] uk   /ˈsæm.ʊ.raɪ/ us    /-ʊr.aɪ/ (plural samurai or samurais)
a member of a military class of high social rank from the 11th to the 19th century in Japan: Samurai warriorsSoldiers in the past
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