Definition of bushido in English:

bushido

Line breaks: bu|shido
Pronunciation: /ˈbuːʃɪdəʊ
 
, bʊˈʃiːdəʊ
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
  • The code of honour and morals developed by the Japanese samurai.
    More example sentences
    • Hara kiri developed as an integral part of the code of bushido and the discipline of the samurai warrior class.
    • It's set in 1865, the year regarded as the last hurrah for bushido, the samurai code (Japan was on the verge of leaving its self-imposed isolation).
    • The notion that the samurai's bushido represents a moral or social principle to live by is more than dubious.

Origin

Japanese, from bushi 'samurai' + 'way'.

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