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yamen

[ yah-muhn ]

noun

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


yamen

/ ˈjɑːmɛn /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of yamen1

1820–30; < Chinese yámen ( office + mén gate)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of yamen1

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

Until recently Yamen had lived his entire life in Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus.

“When I was younger I wanted to learn Hebrew,” 23-year-old Palestinian named Yamen told me recently in Amman, Jordan.

In Yu-ping, therefore, loyalty wears a fully round face and about the yamen of Shan Tien men speak almost in set terms.

The official yamen, and the staff of dignitaries of various degrees, are here exactly what they are everywhere else.

Presently the door of the Yamen was opened by an attendant of the house, and Ling bidden to enter.

The yamen is but a short distance from the hospital so we climbed the hill to the compound.

On his return to the yamen, the Governor took his seat in the Hall of Justice, and had his prisoners questioned in the usual ways.

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