(in feudal Japan) the code of the samurai, stressing unquestioning loyalty and obedience and valuing honor above life.
Origin of Bushido
< Japanese bushidō,
equivalent to bushi
warrior (< Middle Chinese,
equivalent to Chinese wǔ
military + shì
gentleman) + dō
way (< Middle Chinese;
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Historical Examples of bushido
Where is Bushido in Japan, that it does not rise in indignation at these atrocities?
He did the scene among other things they did in New York under the name of Bushido.
In that sense, at least, Bushido must also be taken for a religion.
But what do you mean by saying your Bushido has become systematic and ethical.
Bushido consists of three Chinese characters, as the reviewer says.
British Dictionary definitions for bushido
(sometimes not capital) the feudal code of the Japanese samurai, stressing self-discipline, courage and loyalty
Word Origin for Bushido
C19: from Japanese bushi warrior (from Chinese wushih) + dō way (from Chinese tao)
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Word Origin and History for bushido
1898, from Japanese, said to mean literally "military-knight way."
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