noun (plural same or ronins)historical
(In feudal Japan) a wandering samurai who had no lord or master.
- In 1614 Hideyori fortified himself inside Osaka castle with over 100,000 troops, many of whom were ronin, dispossessed samurai whose masters had perished in battle.
- Many of these outlaws were ronin - masterless samurai warriors.
- Shirai did teach swordsmanship in Okayama, but he was never officially registered as an Okayama samurai and he remained a ronin (masterless samurai) throughout his life.
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