mandarinate

[ man-der-uh-neyt ]
/ ˈmæn dər əˌneɪt /

noun

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

Origin of mandarinate

First recorded in 1720–30; mandarin + -ate3
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