yamen

noun
ya·​men | \ ˈyä-mən How to pronounce yamen (audio) \

Definition of yamen

: the headquarters or residence of a Chinese government official or department

First Known Use of yamen

1747, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yamen

Chinese (Beijing) yámen

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“Yamen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yamen. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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