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keiretsu

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noun kei·ret·su \kā-ˈret-(ˌ)sü, ke-\

Definition of keiretsu

plural

keiretsu

also

keiretsus

  1. :  a powerful alliance of Japanese businesses often linked by cross-shareholding



Origin and Etymology of keiretsu

Japanese, literally, system, series, from kei system + retsu row, line


First Known Use: 1975


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