noun, plural daimyo, daimyos. Japanese History.
one of the great feudal lords who were vassals of the shogun.
Also, daimio.

1830–40; < Japanese, equivalent to dai big, great (< Chinese) + myō name (< Chin)

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daimyo or daimio (ˈdaɪmjəʊ)
n , pl -myo, -myos, -mio, -mios
(in Japan) one of the territorial magnates who dominated much of the country from about the 11th to the 19th century
[from Japanese, from Ancient Chinese d`âi miäng great name]
daimio or daimio
[from Japanese, from Ancient Chinese d`âi miäng great name]

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also daimio, former title of the chief nobles of Japan, 1839, from Japanese, lit. "big name," from Chinese dai "great" + mio, myo "name.
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Sometimes a daimyo was called upon to perform seppuku as the basis of a peace agreement.
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