from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In China, a subordinate division of a fu or department, or of an independent chow; an administrative district under the control of an official styled chih-hien. In the 18 provinces of China proper there are about 1,285 hien.
- n. The seat of government of such a district.
- n. Also written heen and hsien.
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