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archipelago

a group of islands

clan

a group of families related by blood or marriage

daimyo

leaders of large landowning families

samurai

hired warriors who pledge loyalty to lords

bushido

strict code of conduct meaning "the way of the warrior"

shogun

commander of all the emperor's military forces

shogunate

a shogun's headquarters

constitution

written plan of government

feudalism

political system based on bonds of loyalty between a noble and vassals

vassal

noble who serves a higher ranking noble in exchange for land and protection