Definitions for zaibatsuzaɪˈbɑt su
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a great industrial or financial combination of Japan.
Origin of zaibatsu:
1935–40; < Japn, =zai wealth (< MChin, = Chin cái) +batsu, der. of bat clique (< MChin, = Chin fá)
Japanese term for u2018money cliqueu2019 or conglomerate, and sometimes used in the United States to refer to any large corporation.
Origin: From zaibatsu.