keiretsu


kei·ret·su

noun \kā-ˈret-(ˌ)sü, ke-\
plural keiretsu also keiretsus

Definition of KEIRETSU

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

Origin of KEIRETSU

Japanese, literally, system, series, from kei system + retsu row, line
First Known Use: 1975

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