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Tchin

The military system adopted in the municipal and momestic regimen of Russia.

“Peter the Great established what is here [in Russia] the `tchin,' that is to say, he applied the military system to the general administration of the empire.” —De Custine: Russia, chap. vii.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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