Definition of yamen :
In China, the official headquarters or residence of a mandarin, including court rooms, offices, gardens, prisons, etc.; the place where the business of any public department is transcated.
- On his return to the yamen, the Governor took his seat in the Hall of Justice, and had his prisoners questioned in the usual ways. - "Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage", Charles Georges Souli.
- Nothing was left, save one image of Buddha and the magistrate's yamen. - "Korea's Fight for Freedom", F.A. McKenzie.
- An identical note from the, Yamen ordered each minister to leave Peking, under a promised escort, within twenty- four hours. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.