刑 means 'punishment'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 841   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-6    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 51 words   Used in 123 words   Used in 76 names   Component in 4 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Name    おさか   ぎょう
⿰   start; initiate   () sword  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 刑 is used 6 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 刑 is used 120 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
ケイ : 119 words FIND ALL
1. (police) detective
noun, noun or verb acting prenominally
2. criminal matter
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ぎょう: 1 word. FIND ALL
1. Ministry of Justice (1869-1871 CE)  (this meaning is restricted to reading ぎょうぶしょう)
2. Ministry of Justice (under the ritsuryo system)  (see also: 律令制)
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An additional 3 less common words include 刑 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1193  Joy o' Kanji : 1193  Key to Kanji:

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ケイ    punishment   
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start, initiate   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
twenty; two hands   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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トウ   かたな sword   
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