Yamen meaning

yä'mən
The office or residence of an official in the Chinese Empire.
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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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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