This is by no means required to know by anyone, but meant as an interesting aside for those wishing for more authenticity.
Bugyo-sho: Clan Judicial Bureau, Office of the clan magistrates for a province.
Bugyo: Head clan magistrate for a province; acts as judge.
Yoriki: Managing assistants to the Bugyo; Station Chiefs, administrators, and Inspectors
Itsuke Tozoku Aratame-kata: Investigative Division for Arson/Organized Robbery; the “Robbery/Homicide” division of a clan magistrate office.
Doshin: The “beat cops” of the clan magistrate structure.
Komono: Peasant assistants to the magistrates, specialists in man-catchers and disarming techniques.
Gyobu-sho: The Imperial Ministry of Justice; Office of the Emerald Magistrates.
Dai-hanji: “Chief Judge”; One of the titles of the Emerald Magistrates.
Chu-Hanji: “First Assistant Judge”; Emerald Magistrates assigned to a particular territory.
Seu-Hanji: “Second Assistant Judge”; Roaming Emerald Magistrates with no designated area of responsibility.
Dai-tokibe: “Chief Inquisitor”; Acts as a second to a Chu-Hanji or Seu-Hanji and manages the Investigative staff.
Chu-tokibe: “First Assistant Inquisitor”; Middle-ranked investigators in the Emerald Magistrate System.
Seu-tokibe: “Second Assistant Inquisitor”; Lowest-ranking of the Emerald Magistrates. They do much of the legwork in investigation of violations of imperial law.
Agarizashiki: Prison cells for prisoners of the highest rank
Burei-uchi: Lit: “Striking down the Impolite”. The Samurai Right to kill commoners for rudeness.
Ebi-Zume: 'Shrimp Torture'. The Shinsen-gumi are particularly brutal in interrogations. An early “Stress Position”.
Go-Yo: Official Business. Often shouted during criminal press sweeps. The most terrifying words for a peasant criminal. The equivalent of “Halt! Police!” during police business, “Make Way!” for officials on their way somewhere.
Kobun: “child status” Denoting junior status in a gang
O-Shirasu: Interrogation Center, often a torture chamber
Osadamegaki: The Official Provisions. Formal name for Imperial Laws
Ronanushi: Prisoner in charge of other prisoners. Typically one of the more well behaved ones that may be facing minor charges while in lock-up. Remember, prisoners are considered Guilty until proven innocent. On the other hand, if they behave themselves while things are sorted out, prisoners are typically treated pretty humanely. Being in ‘Emma-O’s Court’ tends to make Prison Staff behave themselves.
Sumaki: The Concrete boots of Rokugani underworld. The victim would be tied up in a bamboo screen, then heaved overboard to drown
Takadaimono: Lit: “High Platform Thing”, those sentenced to death via crucifixion, beheading, or burning.
“White Wave”: Elegant term for a thief
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