宗社

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

a contraction of 宗廟 and 社稷

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

宗社

  1. (archaic) the imperial ancestral hall and the imperial alter to the gods
  2. (archaic) the country; the nation