Imperial Bodyguards

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锦衣卫 Jin Yi Wei, or Embroidered Uniform Guards, are elite bodyguards and secret police that directly served the Ming Emperors. Imperial Bodyguards will be used interchangeably with the term Brocade Guards.

Synonyms:
Jinyiwei, Brocade-robed Guards, Imperial Bodyguards, Brocade Guards
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