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SEI

meaning: system, control

制度 == seido == system
制止 == seishi == restraint


Right radical is 'sword/cut'. Left radical was originally a pictograph of a 'many-branched tree'. This character originally meant 'to prune a tree'. Henshall suggests taking the left radical by association with 'cow' (牛), and as a mnemonic: 'Tree cut in shape of cow shows system of sorts.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database
Gahoh kanji movie

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