Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Japan, the common people, as distinguished from the nobility.
“They belong to the samurai class, and, doubtless, their naturally superior position weighs with the heimin.”
“The ceremony did not correspond with the rules laid down for marriages in the books of etiquette that I have seen, but this is accounted for by the fact that they were for persons of the samurai class, while this bride and bridegroom, though the children of well-to-do merchants, belong to the heimin.”
“As he entered he had seen them lead away a _heimin_ (commoner) who had undergone the punishment.”
“The daimyo ruled their territories by the power of the sword; and any samurai could slay at will any heimin (commoner).”
“There were no exchanges of civilities, as upon meeting _heimin_; a Japanese of the better class would as soon think of taking off his hat to a”
“The faces I saw seemed much like the faces of the _heimin_, except that I fancied the ugly ones were uglier, making the pretty ones appear more pretty by contrast.”
“Thither we went, and were as nicely received as in a _heimin_ residence.”
“A large public bath-house and a public laundry bore evidence that the _yama-no-mono_ liked clean linen as well as their _heimin_ neighbors on the other side of the hill.”
“Youths, who might in another era have aspired to offices of State, had become the trusted servants of Oki heimin.”
“Of the four great classes of the nation -- Samurai, Farmers, Artizans, and Merchants (the Shi-No-Ko-Sho, as they were briefly called, after the initial characters of the Chinese terms used to designate them) -- the last three were counted together under the general appellation of Heimin, "common folk." ll heimin were subject to the samurai; any samurai being privileged to kill the heimin showing him disrespect.”
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