Mandate-of-heaven Definition

pronoun
Translation of "天命" name of the Qing Dynasty (in Mandarin "Tiānmìng")
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The philosophical construct that is the basis of the authority of the Son of Heaven.
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noun

Any such mandate or blessing.

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The Chinese philosophical concept of the circumstances under which a ruler is allowed to rule. Good rulers would be allowed to rule with the Mandate of heaven, and despotic, unjust rulers would have the Mandate revoked.

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Singular:
mandate-of-heaven
Plural:
Mandates of Heaven

Origin of Mandate-of-heaven

  • Translation of the Literary Chinese 天命

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  • Translation of the Mandarin 天命

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