ลูกขุน

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Etymology[edit]

From ลูก (lûuk, subordinate) +‎ ขุน (kǔn, chief; lord; master); literally "lord's subordinate".

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicลูกขุน
l ū k kʰ u n
Phonemic
ลูก-ขุน
l ū k – kʰ u n
RomanizationPaiboonlûuk-kǔn
Royal Instituteluk-khun
(standard) IPA(key)/luːk̚˥˩.kʰun˩˩˦/(R)

Noun[edit]

ลูกขุน (lûuk-kǔn)

  1. (archaic) public officer.
  2. (historical)
    1. formally known as ลูกขุน ณ ศาลา (lûuk-kǔn-ná-sǎa-laa): body of high-ranking public officers responsible for running the administration of the state and offering advice to the sovereign, roughly equivalent to a modern-day cabinet; member of such body, such as minister.
    2. formally known as ลูกขุน ณ ศาลหลวง (lûuk-kǔn-ná-sǎan-lǔuang): body of judicial officers responsible for deciding questions of law in legal cases, as distinguished from ตระลาการ (dtrà-laa-gaan), whose responsibility is to decide questions of fact; member of such body.
    3. (ศาลา~) place of meeting of this administrative or judicial body.
  3. (biblical and archaic)
    1. judge; tribunal.
    2. (ศาลา~) place of a judge or tribunal; place where a judicial decision is rendered.
  4. (law)
    1. juror.
    2. (คณะ~) jury.

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