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zaibatsu

noun [C] ( plural zaibatsu, or zaibatsus) ( also Zaibatsu)
 
 
/zaɪˈbætˌsuː/
ECONOMICS a group of industrial and financial companies that controlled a large part of the economy of Japan before the Second World War
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