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yamen

[yah-muh n] /ˈyɑ mən/
noun
1.
(in the Chinese Empire) the residence or office of a public official.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Chinese yámen ( office + mén gate)
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yamen

/ˈjɑːmɛn/
noun
1.
(in imperial China) the office or residence of a public official
Word Origin
C19: from Chinese, from ya general's office + měn gate
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