Mandate of Heaven love

Mandate of Heaven

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  • proper noun Translation of "天命" name of the Qing Dynasty (in Mandarin "Tiānmìng")
  • proper noun The philosophical construct that is the basis of the authority of the Son of Heaven.
  • noun Any such mandate or blessing.
  • noun The Chinese philosophical concept of the circumstances under which a ruler is allowed to rule. Good rulers would be allowed to rule with the Mandate of heaven, and despotic, unjust rulers would have the Mandate revoked.

Etymologies

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Translation of the Mandarin 天命

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Translation of the Literary Chinese 天命

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