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ChineseEdit

 
to confer; to grant; to seal; (a measure word)
 
to establish; to found; to set up; to build; to construct
simp. and trad.
(封建)

EtymologyEdit

In the sense of "feudalism", reborrowing from Japanese 封建 (ほうけん) (hōken).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

封建

  1. feudalism; European feudalism
  2. a political ideology developed from Confucian and "Legalist" philosophers during the latter part of the Zhou dynasty of ancient China, its social structure forming a decentralized system of government based on four occupations, or "four categories of the people."

AdjectiveEdit

封建

  1. feudal
  2. (informal) stuffy; conservative; old-fashioned

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ほう
Grade: S
けん
Grade: 4

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

封建 (hiragana ほうけん, romaji hōken)

  1. feudalism