yamen
noun Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) yámen Date: 1747 the headquarters or residence of a Chinese government official or department

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  • Yamen — Ya men, n. [Chin. ya a civil or military court + men a gate.] In China, the official headquarters or residence of a mandarin, including court rooms, offices, gardens, prisons, etc.; the place where the business of any public department is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yamen —   [chinesisch »Zahntor«] der, , Jamen, bis zur Revolution von 1911 der Amtssitz eines siegelberechtigten chinesischen Beamten. * * * Ya|men, der; [s], [chin.]: Palast des Siegelbewahrers in der chinesischen Kaiserzeit …   Universal-Lexikon

  • yamen — [yä′mən] n. [Chin] Historical the office or residence of a mandarin or public official in China …   English World dictionary

  • Yamen — Not to be confused with Yemen, the nation in the Middle East. A yámen (zh stp|s=衙门|t=衙門|p=yámén) is any local bureaucrat s, or mandarin s, office and residence of the Chinese Empire. The term has been widely used in China for centuries, but… …   Wikipedia

  • Yamen — Grundriss des Yamen von Shaoxingfu (Zhejiang), 1803 Ein Yámen (chin. 衙門) ist eine Lokalbehörde im kaiserlichen China, von der aus der jeweilige Kreisamtmann bzw. Präfekt die Amtsgeschäfte des jeweiligen Verwaltungsgebiets wahrnahm. Zu den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yamen — Représentation du yámen situé à Shaoxing Fu, dans la province du Zhejiang, en 1803. Un yámen (mandarin simplifié : 衙门 ; mandarin traditionnel : 衙門) était, dans la Chine impériale, la résidence officielle d un mandarin. Outre la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yamen — Original name in latin Yamen Name in other language Aimen Zhen, Heng ch ung hsu, Heng ch’ung hs Huang ch ung, Huang ch ung hsu, Huang ch’ung, Huang ch’ung hs Huangchongxu, Yamen, Yaxi, ya men, ya men zhen State code CN Continent/City… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • yamen — /yah meuhn/, n. (in the Chinese Empire) the residence or office of a public official. [1820 30; < Chin yámen (yá office + mén gate)] * * * …   Universalium

  • yamen — ya•men [[t]ˈyɑ mən[/t]] n. gov (in the Chinese Empire) the residence or office of a public official • Etymology: 1820–30; < Chin yámen=yá office +mén gate …   From formal English to slang

  • yamen — ˈyämən noun ( s) Etymology: Chinese (Pekingese) ya2 men2 : an establishment used by a Chinese government official or department for official business and often as a residence : headquarters, office, court …   Useful english dictionary

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