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meaning: commander

統帥 == tousui == (noun) supreme command, high command
総帥 ==  sousui == (noun) commander, leader


Left radical is similar to modern 'hill' radical, but was originally a pictograph of a pair of hands holding a stick. Right radical is 'cloth'. This character originally referred to a person holding a military banner or flag. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Commander carries cloth banner up hill.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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