1. Martial. It is a Chinese character used in Japanese. The character used for bu is made of two parts. The first having the meaning of stopping something. The second part is of a classical Chinese weapon like a halberd. Together, the two parts have the connotation of 'stopping the halbred.' The concept attached to the character is that the military stops discord and creates civil order. The martial therefore being the way of avoiding or preventing violent conflict.
2. A weight measurement for gold.
3. Class or a section.

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