Confucian

Confucian
adj. & n.
—adj. of or relating to Confucius, Chinese philosopher d. 479 bc, or his philosophy.
—n. a follower of Confucius.
Derivatives:
Confucianism n. Confucianist n.
Etymology: Confucius, Latinization of Kongfuze Kong the master

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