チョウ, チ, しるし
indications, sign, omen, symptom, collect, seek, refer to, question
JLPT1 G7 S14 F850
王# ruler + an abbreviated form of 徽 insignia → ruler who summons a subject for the purpose of conferring an honor → *summon*; *demand*. Also, *sign* and *symbol* (← symbol appearing on an insignia).
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