Pronunciation: (man'dur-u-nāt"), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/mandarinate.html on line 75 [key]
1. the status or position of a mandarin.
2. a group of mandarins or mandarins collectively.
3. rule or government by mandarins.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.