shizoku

noun
shi·​zo·​ku | \ ˈshēzōˌkü, shēˈzō(ˌ)kü \
plural shizoku

Definition of shizoku

: the Japanese social class consisting of the old samurai and their families and descendants as distinguished from the heimin and the kwazoku

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“Shizoku.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shizoku. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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