seppuku

[se-poo-koo]
noun
hara-kiri ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1900–05; < Japanese, earlier s(y)et-puku < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese qiè cut + belly

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seppuku (sɛˈpuːkuː)
 
n
another word for hara-kiri
 
[from Japanese, from Chinese ch`ieh to cut + fu bowels]

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Sometimes a daimyo was called upon to perform seppuku as the basis of a peace agreement.
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