courts, imperial court, government office
JLPT1 G7 S7 F1439
The relevant bronzeware inscription form of the right-hand element is a variant of 千 (advance through luxuriant vegetation). The left-hand element# was originally a long line indicating extension → *garden* with luxuriant, extensive vegetation → (imperial/law) *court*; (governmental) *office*.
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