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ChineseEdit

 
statesman; vassal; courtier; minister; official
the people; nationality; citizen
simp. and trad.
(臣民)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

臣民

  1. (literary) officials and commoners (of a feudal state)
  2. subject (of a ruler)

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 4
みん
Grade: 4
on’yomi

NounEdit

臣民 (hiragana しんみん, rōmaji shinmin)

  1. a subject (citizen in a monarchy or empire)

Usage notesEdit

In the context of Japan, this term was used in Meiji era to refer to the citizens of Japan, who were at that time considered subjects of the emperor.