ronin

ronin

[roh-nin]
noun, plural ronin, ronins. Japanese History.
a samurai who no longer serves a daimyo, or feudal lord.

Origin:
< Japanese rōnin literally, ‘wave man’ (understood as ‘a man tossed around like a wave’)

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ronin (ˈrəʊnɪn)
 
n
1.  a lordless samurai, esp one whose feudal lord had been deprived of his territory
2.  such samurai collectively
 
[Japanese]

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