伐 means 'fell (an enemy)'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 1936   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-36    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 6 words   Used in 22 words   Used in 26 names   Component in 5 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On    ハツ   カ   ボチ
Kun      そむ   う
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⿰   () man   tasseled spear  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 伐 is used 4 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 伐 is used 22 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
バツ : 16 words FIND ALL
1. conquest; subjugation; overcoming
2. chastisement; punishment; punitive expedition
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バツ (read as ばっ) : 2 words FIND ALL
lumbering; felling; deforestation
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to cut down (e.g. trees)
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to strike; to attack; to punish
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An additional 代 less common words include 伐 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1707  Joy o' Kanji : 1707  Key to Kanji:

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バツ    to fell   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
tasseled spear
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