係 means 'in charge'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 285   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-7    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 20    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 30 words   Used in 249 words   Used in 11 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   かかり charge, duty   かか to relate to
Kun    かかずらう to be mixed up with   -がかり   かかわる
⿰   () man   system  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 係 is used 9 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 係 is used 242 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
ケイ : 190 words FIND ALL
1. relation; relationship; connection
2. participation; involvement; concern
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かかり : 10 words FIND ALL
Most common form: かかり
1. charge; duty; person in charge; official; clerk  (see also: 掛かり; esp. 係)
2. connection; linking  (see also: 係り結び; esp. 係り; linguistics terminology)
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かかり (read as がかり) : 30 words FIND ALL
room clerk (hotel); steward (ship)
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かか : 10 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be the work of; to be the result of; to be done by  (see also: 掛かる)
2. to concern; to affect; to involve; to relate to
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かか (read as がか) : 2 words FIND ALL
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An additional 1 less common words include 係 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 286 (originally: 268)  Joy o' Kanji : 268  Key to Kanji: 245 

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ケイ   in charge   かかり charge, duty   かか to relate to   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ケイ    system; lineage   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
シ   いと thread   
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