Ming dynasty

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Noun1.Ming dynasty - the imperial dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644Ming dynasty - the imperial dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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This Ming navy was far larger and more powerful than the combined maritime strength of all of Europe.
The Ming navy numbered some 3,500 vessels in the early fifteenth century; by 1500 it was a capital offense to build vessels with more than two masts; in 1525 an imperial edict ordained the destruction of all oceangoing ships.
Lo Jung-pang, "The Decline of the Early Ming Navy," Oriens Extremus, Vol.