Yamen definition

yämən
The office or residence of an official in the Chinese Empire.
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(historical) The office or residence of a mandarin or public official in China.
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A residence of an official of the Chinese Empire.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
yamen
Plural:
yamens

Origin of yamen

  • Mandarin yámen from Middle Chinese njaː mun Middle Chinese njaː magistracy, headquarters of a magistrate njaː tooth, flag with a serrated edge planted outside an official's tent Middle Chinese mun gate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Mandarin 衙门 (yámén).

    From Wiktionary