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also bu·shi·do  (bo͝osh′ĭ-dō′, bo͞o′shĭ-)
The traditional code of the Japanese samurai, stressing honor, self-discipline, bravery, and simple living.

[Japanese bushidō : bushi, warrior (from Middle Chinese ʋuə̆´ ʂɦṛ`, knight, warrior : ʋuə̆´, martial, military; see wuxia + ʂɦṛ`, man of the official class, soldier, from Old Chinese *dzrəʔ) + , way; see aikido.]
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(Alternative Belief Systems) (sometimes not capital) the feudal code of the Japanese samurai, stressing self-discipline, courage and loyalty
[C19: from Japanese bushi warrior (from Chinese wushih) + way (from Chinese tao)]
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(ˈbu ʃiˌdoʊ)

(often l.c.) the code of the samurai in feudal Japan, stressing loyalty and obedience and valuing honor above life.
[1895–1900; < Japanese bushidō=bushi warrior + way]
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Noun1.Bushido - traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living
code, codification - a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
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