from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office, authority, or rank of mandarin.


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  • Pountsin-hia (thus he was called) obtained for himself a mandarinship of the fifth rank; for his son John he secured even more, for Father Schall regularly adopted him as his grandson, and the emperor Shun-chi granted many weighty favours to this "adopted grandson" of the missionary whom he loved.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock


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