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Buke (武家?) can be defined as "a martial house or a member of such a house" (Samurai). However, the term is more closely translated to law or governing authority. Buke is used when describing an individual or group of individuals that have authority.
- Mass, Jeffrey P. Antiquity and Anachronism in Japanese History. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1992. 49–50. Print.
- "Samurai, Japanese Warriors." Samurai, the Japanese Warrior Class. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 July 2013.
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