Mandarin

Mandarin, the name given by foreigners, derived from the Portuguese, signifying to “command,” to Chinese official functionaries, of which there are some nine orders, distinguished by the buttons on their caps, and they are appointed chiefly for their possession of the requisite qualifications for the office they aspire to.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Mandalay * Mandeville, Bernard de
Man of Sin
Manasseh-ben-Israel
Manby, Captain
Mancha, La
Manche, La
Manchester
Manchester, Edward Montagu, Earl of
Manchuria
Mandæans
Mandalay
Mandarin
Mandeville, Bernard de
Mandeville, Sir John
Mandingoes
Manes
Manes, Mani
Manetho
Manfred
Manfred, Count
Manhattan
Manichæism

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Mandarin in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable