Definition of pao-chia in English:

pao-chia

(also pao chea, bao-chia, baojia)

noun

  • In China: a system of local government in which households are organized into groups, each group being responsible collectively for the actions of its members.

Origin

1930s. From Chinese bǎojiǎ (Wade-Giles transcription pao chia) from bǎo unit of one hundred households + jiǎ unit of ten households.

Pronunciation

pao-chia

/ˌpaʊtʃɪˈɑː/