daimio definition

  • noun:
    • A feudal lord of Japan who had been a big landowner.
    • Dated form of daimyo.
    • The title for the feudal nobles of Japan.
    • The title of the chief feudal barons or territorial nobles of Japan, vassals of the mikado: distinguished from the shomio (‘little name’), the title given to the hatamoto, or vassals of the shogun. See shogun.

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