列侯

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Chinese[edit]

 
to arrange; to line up; row; file; series
marquis
simp. and trad.
(列侯)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

列侯

  1. (historical) a rank equivalent to marquis

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the Han Dynasty, this noble rank was awarded to government officials who were not related to the imperial family. The title was supposedly awarded in recognition of one's meritorious service.