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Forbidden City

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noun

a walled section of Peking (now Beijing), built in the 15th century, containing the imperial palace and other buildings of the imperial government of China.

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Origin of Forbidden City

First recorded in 1845–50
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British Dictionary definitions for Forbidden City

Forbidden City

noun the Forbidden City

Lhasa, Tibet: once famed for its inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
a walled section of Beijing, China, enclosing the Imperial Palace and associated buildings of the former Chinese Empire
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