Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 裁



judge, decide, to tailor


sabaku, tatsu


Top/right: ten , var. of halberd , with additions, below: clothes


Whether he used the 10 halberds to tailer clothes, is what the judge = [さいばん・かん] shall decide.


ten(Two crossed arms (with five fingers each) means ten.)
halberd, spear, lance(This radical kanohoko stands for halberd and is rather similar to the sabre shikigamae Other radicals with weapons are: )
clothing(The radical koromo is often used in a simplified stroke count as .)
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仲裁 ちゅうさい arbitration, intercession, mediation
体裁 ていさい decency, style, form, appearance, show, get-up, format
制裁 せいさい restraint, sanctions, punishment
独裁 どくさい dictatorship, despotism
裁く さばく to judge
裁判 さいばん trial/judgement
裁縫 さいほう sewing

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