Definition of keiretsu
: a powerful alliance of Japanese businesses often linked by cross-shareholding
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The firm has boasted that its progeny make up a Japanese-style keiretsu, or strategic network, with a combined market value of more than US$43 billion.
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Origin and Etymology of keiretsu
Japanese, literally, system, series, from kei system + retsu row, line
First Known Use: 1975
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