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刺史

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

Originally, a 刺史 was responsible for maintaining order within a given region. By the time of Emperor Wu of Han, the status of 刺史 was elevated to that of governor of a Zhou (province).

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NounEdit

刺史

  1. (archaic) provincial governor; the governor of a zhou (country subdivision)

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