Definition of ronin in English:

ronin

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Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊnɪn
 
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noun (plural same or ronins)

historical
  • (In feudal Japan) a wandering samurai who had no lord or master.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

Japanese.

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