yamen

[ yah-muhn ]
/ ˈyɑ mən /

noun

(in the Chinese Empire) the residence or office of a public official.

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Origin of yamen

1820–30; <Chinese yámen ( office + mén gate)
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yamen
/ (ˈjɑːmɛn) /

noun

(in imperial China) the office or residence of a public official

Word Origin for yamen

C19: from Chinese, from ya general's office + měn gate
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