Definitions

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  • n. In (particularly overseas) Chinese culture and society, a family house.

Etymologies

From Chinese 公司 (gōngsī). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Penang has a large ensemble of ancestral temples, clan associations or halls called kongsi, and grand mansions.

    Ivan About Town

  • Look at the 'kongsi' that house our workers: plywood walls, river water and dug-out toilet pits are the standard.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • Ini tidak bermaksud konsep 'perkongsian kuasa' untuk ialah ber'kongsi 'secara samarata.

    The "thirteen million plus Ringgit" guy rambles....

  • He knocked out the puppy with two blows and carried it back to his kongsi where his friends had already built a fire.

    "There Are No Cats In America."

  • I could not rush a town or a Chinese _kongsi_ house.

    In Court and Kampong Being Tales and Sketches of Native Life in the Malay Peninsula

  • Saya cuma nak kongsi petua2 yang saya amalkan sejak zaman anak dara, hinggalah sekarang.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • Operasi-operasi pencegahan jenayah di kawasan Wangsa Maju turut diadakan secara berkala dan bersepadu melibatkan semua jabatan dalam PDRM bagi membendung jenayah curi kendaraan, pecah rumah, maksiat, pelacuran, kongsi gelap, perjudian haram, rempit, lumba haram, cetak rompak dan penipuan.

    Planet Malaysia

  • District police are also focusing on the crackdown on illegal immigrants -- 48 of whom were picked up during three operations at several kongsi in the district since early February.

    nst online

  • Alson, who had been having an affair with the labourer's wife the last six months, met his cruel end at the kongsi (workers quarters) he shared with his assailant in Kg Gudon,

    Daily Express Newspaper Online

  • "This caused the suspect to attack the victim and kill him at the kongsi before burying the body about 50 metres away from the kongsi," he said.

    Daily Express Newspaper Online

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