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Bu·shi·doalso 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) + dō, 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) + dō way (from Chinese tao)]
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(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 + dō way]
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