Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In China, a governor of a province: sometimes called lieutenant-governor by Europeans, to distinguish him from a tsung-tuh.

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Examples

  • He will be a stable, peaceable, law-abiding citizen or subject, with respect for his officials so long as they are not too oppressive; not asking whether the man who rules him is called a governor or a futai, so long as work is plentiful and rice is cheap.

    My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard

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