military officer, jailer, old man, rank
JLPT1 G7 S11 F2007
Originally 寸 hand/action indicator + 屈# (bend over) → brand a bending figure with an *iron* to mark or to punish. *Officer* is an extended meaning (← military officer who suppresses rebels). Eventually, the 出 element in 屈 was replaced by 示.
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