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役人, やくにん
government official
役人, やくにんかぜ
(putting on the) airs of an official
役人, まちやくにん, ちょうやくにん
See 町人, historical term
Edo-period official of the chōnin social class, town official
役人, ろうやくにん
(Edo-period) jail warden, jailer
役人根性, やくにんこんじょう
bureaucratism, bureaucratic nature
木っ端役人, 木端役人, こっぱやくにん
petty (minor) official (derogatory term)
役人, こやくにん
petty official
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