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政 means 'government'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 94   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 8    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 196 words   Used in 555 words   Used in 1084 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   セイ   ショウ
Kun
   まつりごと government
Kun    まん
Name    ただ   まさ
⿰   correct   strike  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 政 is used 18 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 政 is used 545 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations).
セイ : 539 words FIND ALL
noun
politics; government
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ショウ : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
regent; regency
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ショウ (read as じょう) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
1. Grand Council of State (1868-1885 CE)  (this meaning is restricted to reading だじょうかん, だいじょうかん)
2. Department of State (under the ritsuryo system)  (see also: 律令制; usu. だいじょうかん)
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まつりごと : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
rule; government
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まん : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
legal wife of a regent, of the imperial adviser, or of an official at the Grand Council of State  (see also: 摂政, 関白, 大臣, 大納言, 中納言; honorific)
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まさ: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
yellowtail amberjack (species of fish, Seriola lalandi)  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 746 (originally: 724)  Joy o' Kanji : 724  Key to Kanji: 595 

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セイ   ショウ   まつりごと government   
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3
セイ   ショウ   ただしい correct   ただ to correct   まさ precise, exact   
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2
シ   とめる to stop   とまる to stop   
2
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
ぼく strike   
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