Any of a group of elder male politicians of Japan who were formerly advisers to the emperor.
The former elder statesmen of Japan.
Origin of genro
- Japanese genrō gen first (from Middle Chinese ŋyan) (also the source of Mandarin yu´n) rō elder (from Middle Chinese law´) (also the source of Mandarin lǎo)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition