August 22, 2019

Advanced Word of the Day – 治外法権 [extraterritoriality]

The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Extraterritoriality

Word of the Day: August 22, 2019


noun | ちがいほうけん

MEANING: extraterritoriality (chigaihouken)



The Meiji government abolished extraterritorial rights of foreigners.

治 【ジ チ おさ.める おさ.まる なお.る なお.す】 外 【ガイ ゲ そと ほか はず.す はず.れる】 法 【ホウ ハッ ホッ フラン のり】 権 【ケン ゴン おもり かり はか.る】

明治 【めいじ】 Meiji era
政府 【せいふ】 government; administration
治外法権 【ちがいほうけん】 extraterritoriality (being exempted from local law despite breaking the law)
撤廃 【てっぱい】 annulment; abolish
ために in order to
奔走 【ほんそう】 making every effort; busily engaged (in something)

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