劍履

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See also: 剑履

Chinese[edit]

(double-edged) sword shoe; to tread on
trad. (劍履)
simp. (剑履)

Etymology[edit]

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.

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Adverb[edit]

劍履

  1. (archaic) wearing one's straight sword and shoes (when at court)