免 means 'escape'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 1270   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-16    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 65 words   Used in 141 words   Used in 361 names   Component in 26 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   まぬかれる to escape, be exempted from
Kun    まぬがれる
The traditional form used (sword) as the top component.
The component in the middle exists as a simplification of (utensil): 𫩏 (-) (not commonly included in computer fonts).
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 免 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 免 is used 139 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
メン : 136 words FIND ALL
Most common form: めんきょ
license; permit; licence; certificate
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まぬかれる : 2 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to escape from; to be rescued from; to avoid; to evade; to avert; to elude; to be exempted; to be relieved from pain; to get rid of
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め: 1 word. FIND ALL
bladder moon shell (Glossaulax didyma)  (often written with kana only)
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An additional 象 less common words include 免 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1849  Joy o' Kanji : 1849  Key to Kanji: 1005 

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メン   まぬかれる to escape, be exempted from   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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