Jisho

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Noun
1. elder statesman; doyen; old-timer; authority
Noun
2. Genro (member of a pre-WWII body that informally advised the emperor)
Wikipedia definition
3. Genrōwas an unofficial designation given to certain retired elder Japanese statesmen, considered the "founding fathers" of modern Japan, who served as informal extraconstitutional advisors to the emperor, during the Meiji, Taishō and early Shōwa periods in Japanese history. The institution of genrō originated with the traditional council of elders common in the Edo period; however, the term genrō appears to have been coined by a newspaper only in 1892.
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