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statute; constitution
 
law; method; way; Buddhist teaching; Legalist; France (abbrev.)
trad. (憲法)
simp. (宪法)

PronunciationEdit


Etymology 1Edit

Wasei kango (和製漢語), orthographically borrowed from Japanese 憲法 (けんぽう) (kenpō, constitution)

NounEdit

憲法

  1. constitution
    恢復憲法秩序 / 恢复宪法秩序  ―  huīfù xiànfǎ zhìxù  ―  to restore constitutional order
    明治憲法 / 明治宪法  ―  míngzhì xiànfǎ  ―  the Meiji Constitution
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Attestable in both pre- and post-Qin texts.

VerbEdit

憲法

  1. (literary) to announce a decree
  2. (literary) to follow the example of; to take as one's model; to pattern after; to imitate
SynonymsEdit
  • (to follow the example of):

NounEdit

憲法

  1. (literary) legal code; statute
SynonymsEdit

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
けん
Grade: 6
ほう > ぽう
Grade: 4
on’yomi
Kanji in this term
けん
Grade: 6
ほう > ぼう
Grade: 4
on’yomi
 憲法 on Japanese Wikipedia

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

憲法 (hiragana けんぽう, rōmaji kenpō, historical hiragana けんぱふ)
(alternative reading hiragana けんぼう, rōmaji kenbō, historical hiragana けんばふ)

  1. constitution

DescendantsEdit

  • Chinese: 憲法
  • Korean: 헌법 (heonbeop)
  • Vietnamese: hiến pháp

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

憲法 (heonbeop) (hangeul 헌법)

  1. Hanja form? of 헌법 (constitution).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

憲法

  1. Hán tự form of hiến pháp (constitution).