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裁 means 'pass judgment'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 706   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-4    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 51 words   Used in 170 words   Used in 29 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   サイ
Kun
   さば to pass judgment, pass judgement    to cut (cloth etc.)
⿹  𢦏 ten spears   clothes  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 裁 is used 13 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 裁 is used 167 times, read 3 ways.
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サイ : 148 words FIND ALL
1
trial; judgement; judgment
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Most common form: たつ
'tsu' godan verb, transitive verb
to cut (cloth)
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さば : 5 words FIND ALL
2
'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
to judge
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Henshall: 882 (originally: 872)  Joy o' Kanji : 872  Key to Kanji: 376 

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サイ   さば to pass judgment, pass judgement   た to cut (cloth etc.)   
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ten spears
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
stick   
tasseled spear
イ   ころも clothes   
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