1. house of parliament (congress, diet, etc.)See also 下院 かいん
2. graduate school; postgraduate school
4. sub-temple; minor temple building; temple; cloisterBuddhism
5. imperial palaceHonorific or respectful (sonkeigo) language
6. title bestowed on empresses, princesses, etc.Honorific or respectful (sonkeigo) language, Archaism, See also 女院 にょういん
7. former (esp. of emperors, daimyos, etc.); late
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