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KEN. GON

meaning: right, authority, balance

威権 == iken == authority, power
人権 == jinken == human rights, civil liberties


Left radical is 'tree/wood' (木). Right radical is 'crested bird/heron'. Current meanings of this character are of complicated origins, and partly the result of miscopying. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Crested bird has right to balance in tree.'

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

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