1. official in charge of the administration of domains and general affairs of powerful noble families (from the middle of the Heian period)
2. titled lady (legal wife of an important official)Honorific or respectful (sonkeigo) language, Abbreviation, See also 北の政所
3. government office related to finances (Kamakura and Muromachi periods)
4. clerk working for large temples and shrines
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5. Mandokorowas the chief governing body of an important family or monastic complex in ancient Japan. This name was borrowed for the administrative department of the Shogunate in feudal times. The earliest usage of the term was found in the Heian period, referring to a governing body consisting of royalty and high-ranked kuge (higher than ju-sammi). Subsequently, during the Kamakura and Muromachi periods, the primary executive branch of the Bakufu (office of the Shogunate) was called by this name.
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政所 【まどころ】政所 【まつりごとどころ】


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