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[gen-roh, gen-roh] /gɛnˈroʊ, ˈgɛn roʊ/

noun, plural genro.
any of the unofficial elder statesmen of Japan who influenced the government c1875–1940.
(functioning as singular or pl) a group of highly respected elder statesmen in late 19th- and early 20th-century Japan
a member of this group

“elder statesman of Japan,” 1876, from Japanese, literally “first elders.”


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