the status or position of a mandarin.
a group of mandarins or mandarins collectively.
rule or government by mandarins.

Nearby words

  1. mandarin,
  2. mandarin chinese,
  3. mandarin collar,
  4. mandarin duck,
  5. mandarin orange,
  6. mandatary,
  7. mandate,
  8. mandates,
  9. mandator,
  10. mandatory

Origin of mandarinate

First recorded in 1720–30; mandarin + -ate3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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