Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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SAI
saba(ku), ta(tsu)
meaning: judge, decide, cut

裁判 == saiban == trial
独裁 == dokusai == dictatorship, despotism


Left/lower radical is 'clothing/cloth' (衣). The remainder is a character found only in Chinese, meaning 'wound/cut', a 'fancy/tasseled' version of 'halberd'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Judge decides to cut cloth with fancy halberd.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
Gahoh kanji movie

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