Bushido

or bu·shi·do

[ boo-shee-daw ]
/ ˈbu ʃiˌdɔ /

noun

(in feudal Japan) the code of the samurai, stressing unquestioning loyalty and obedience and valuing honor above life.

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Origin of Bushido

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) /

noun

(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) + way (from Chinese tao)
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