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mikado

mikado a title formerly given to the emperor of Japan. The word comes from Japanese mi ‘august’ + kado ‘gate’; the title is a tranferred use of ‘gate (to the Imperial palace)’, an ancient place of audience.

It was usual for European writers prior to the Meiji Restoration of 1868 to describe the Mikado as a ‘spiritual’ emperor and the Shogun (who was the de facto ruler until 1867) as a second or ‘temporal’ ruler.

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mikado

mi·ka·do / miˈkädō/ • n. hist. a title given to the emperor of Japan.

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mikado

mikado XVIII. — Jap., orig. the gate (of the imperial palace), f. mi (honorific prefix) + kado gate.

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mikado

mikado (mĬkä´dō), a former title of the emperor of Japan used chiefly in the English language.

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