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奉天承运
Pinyin
fèng tiān chéng yùn
Explanation
Meaning
奉:遵照;奉天:遵从天意,指皇帝受命于天;承运:继承新生的气运。指君权神授。封建帝王诏书开头的套语。
Context
明·沈德符《野获编》:“太祖奉天二字,千古独见。故神训中云:皇帝所执大圭上镂‘奉天法祖’四字,臣下诰敕命中,必首云‘奉天承运皇帝’。”
 
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