Dai"mi*o (?), n.; pl. Daimios (#). [Jap., fr. Chin. tai ming great name.]
The title of the feudal nobles of Japan.
The daimios, or territorial nobles, resided in Yedo and were divided into four classes.
© Webster 1913.
E2 Ed. note: Usually written daimyo, and 'Yedo' is usually Edo.