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Synonyms for mandarin

shrub or small tree having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removed

a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group

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any high government official or bureaucrat

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a high public official of imperial China

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the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China

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The ongoing discussion precipitated by the Gomery Commission's recommendations concerning accountability have provided evidence of the widely different interpretations of the term, especially by the senior mandarinate, who read the recommendations as the outcome of a naive judge knowing little about Canadian government and led astray by equally naive academic advisers--a subject to which I shall return.
life into a sort of legal mandarinate, the justices spend considerable
In sum, Said identifies very strongly with the marooned mandarinate of the Jewish intelligentsia.
Typifying the thinking of policymakers and other members of the national security mandarinate, such assessments also seem more representative than not of general public sentiment.
There was no attempt to Manchufy the population or even the mandarinate, because the prestige of the rulers rested, as elsewhere, on 'difference' not similarity.
Nearly nine hundred years had elapsed since Ngo Quyen had driven out the Chinese to establish an independent Vietnam modeled, nevertheless, on the Chinese court and its mandarinate.
Perhaps it requires someone who can still believe that capitalism is a cultural construct to fully articulate the romantic anticapitalism of the German academic mandarinate circa 1910.
Birdzell (1986) argue that China lost its early economic lead over the West in large part because the mandarinate controlled the economy more efficiently than Western bureaucrats did.