Bushido

Bushido

[boo-shee-daw]
noun
(in feudal Japan) the code of the samurai, stressing unquestioning loyalty and obedience and valuing honor above life.
Also, bushido.


Origin:
1895–1900; < Japanese bushidō, equivalent to bushi warrior (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese military + shì gentleman) + way (< Middle Chinese; see judo)

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Bushido (ˌbuːʃɪˈdəʊ)
 
n
(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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bushido
1898, from Japanese, lit. "military-knight-way."
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