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|Kanji in this term|
- a subject (citizen in a monarchy or empire)
In the context of Japan, this term was used in Meiji era to refer to the citizens of Japan, who were at that time considered subjects of the emperor.
|simpl. and trad.|
臣民 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin)
- "臣民" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2008-01-05.