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Ordinarily, shoes and swords would be removed prior to attending an audience with the emperor. The fact that a minister was not required to do so indicated that he was important enough to be above the law.
剑履 (simplified, Pinyin 劍履), traditional
- "剑履" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2008-01-12.