- 臣 [chén]
- （君主时代的官吏，有时也包括百姓） official under a feudal ruler; subject:
the monarch and his subjects 君臣- （姓氏） a surname:
Chen Yue 臣悦
- （官对君主的自称） I; My:
My heart is as pure as water. 臣心如水
The minister has indicated that he may resign next year.
She rapped the Minister publicly for his indiscreet remarks.
As a result of these exposures (ie facts being made known to the public) several ministers resigned from the government.
Convention dictates that a minister should resign in such a situation.
He was completely outmanoeuvred in his campaign to win the support of other ministers.
The Prime Minister appointed some new ministers to ginger up her administration.
The vassal swore that he would be loyal to the king forever.