mandarinate

noun
man·da·rin·ate | \ ˈman-d(ə-)rə-ˌnāt \

Definition of mandarinate 

1 : the office or status of a mandarin

2 : a body of mandarins

3 : rule by mandarins

First Known Use of mandarinate

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mandarinate

probably from French mandarinat, from mandarin mandarin, from Portuguese mandarim

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