孝廉

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Chinese[edit]

filial incorrupt; inexpensive
simp. and trad.
(孝廉)
Literally: “showing filial piety and honest”.
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Etymology[edit]

In the Han Dynasty, a commandery governor could nominate a private citizen for an official post. The nominee was selected for an outstanding record of filial piety and honesty.

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Noun[edit]

孝廉

  1. (historical) local nominee for an official post

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