In the former feudal system of Japan, the class or a member of the class, of military retainers of the daimios, constituting the gentry or lesser nobility. They possessed power of life and death over the commoners, and wore two swords as their distinguishing mark. Their special rights and privileges were abolished with the fall of feudalism in 1871. They were referred to as "a cross between a knight and a gentleman".
Originally come from the verb meaning to serve. Noble and honorable, one who has the duty and responsibility of protecting society.
Japanese warrior class of feudal era
member of the Japanese military aristocracy
n. (Jap.) Mercenary or muscle-for-hire. Implies code of honor. (Syn. Street samurai.)
The Feudal military aristocracy or one of its members.
Japanese military nobleman or knight
feudal Japanese military aristocracy
a member of a powerful class of warriors who mastered martial arts and were engaged in military affairs
the military retainer, a high ranking Tokugawa official expected to uphold the Code of Bushido at all costs, and master many arts as the elite warrior class of it's time. Experts in both dueling and melee combat.
a class of bushi (warriors). The original samurai were there for the protection of their lord and were especially trained in martial arts. Later the name was given to all bushi of a certain rank belonging to warrior families
Japanese feudal warrior. The word means one who serves. A samurai served as a military retainer to a lord and his shogun. A masterless samurai was known as a Ronin.
The warrior aristocracy of Japan.
Japanese feudal aristocrat and member of the hereditary warrior class. Denied recognition in the MEIJI RESTORATION (1867).
Warrior or knight of the feudal era.
A knight of feudal Japan (a social class). (see Bushi)
Translates to 'one who serves'. Samurai were the noble warriors of feudal Japan.
Member of the buke caste owing service to a lord; literally "servant".
Warrior class who were retainers of the daimyo .
One who follows the way. A warrior, knight; one charged with the protection of society. See budo, bushido.
Literally "one who serves." A warrior in feudal Japan. A member of the elite class in feudal Japan's four-caste (merchant, artisan, peasant, warrior) social order. (Japanese)
the warrior caste, includes both bushi and shugenja.
A member of a noble Japanese family. Samurai had the highest social standing amongst a lord's subjects and held positions of power and influence during Japan's lengthy feudal period. Samurai were expected to follow the code of Bushido (see above), serve their lord unquestioningly and were also expected to be well versed in arts and literature. Effectively samurai were the Japanese equivalent of European Knights, and family and lineage was extremely important to them. Pronounced 'sam-yoo-riy'
1) a professional warrior belonging to the feudal military aristocracy of Japan. 2) the feudal military aristocracy of Japan.
The Japanese term for a professional warrior in the service of a Lord.
The warrior class of the old feudal system
Military retainer(feudal period).
Japanese -n. A warrior in service to a clan or lord in feudal Japan.
Japanese warrior nobility who were often poor, restless, and intensely proud. (p. 879)
Mounted troops of the bushi; loyal to local lords, not the emperor. (p. 454)
(ä3/4) - the feudal Japanese noble warrior class.
A member of the Japanese warrior class who serves a lord. The samurai had an elaborate code of ethics and behavior.
Warrior class of Feudal Japan. Highly skilled martial artists who used Zen as a operating philosophy.
Good attacking unit. You can only have 1 samurai per town center.Japanese specialist unit. Attack Points 25 Defense Points 15 Months to train 12 Required to train 1000 gold, 2 swords Land taken 75 Upkeep food Upkeep gold 25
Japan. The word 'samurai' is derived from the archaic Japanese verb 'samorau', changed to 'saburau' , meaning 'to serve'; a samurai is the servant of a lord.
The samurai is a character class in Dungeons & Dragons that was introduced in the original 1st edition Oriental Adventures book. An updated version appeared in the 3rd edition book by the same name; this subsequently revised in an article in issue 318 of Dragon Magazine to be in keeping with the update.