One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The code of honour and morals developed by the Japanese samurai.
- ‘Hara kiri developed as an integral part of the code of bushido and the discipline of the samurai warrior class.’
- ‘The notion that the samurai's bushido represents a moral or social principle to live by is more than dubious.’
- ‘As well as fighting, he immersed himself in the samurai's code of bushido, also known as the way of the warrior.’
- ‘It's set in 1865, the year regarded as the last hurrah for bushido, the samurai code (Japan was on the verge of leaving its self-imposed isolation).’
- ‘The military version of bushido was seen as a distortion of samurai ethics by some of the upper class who resented the commoner military.’
Japanese, from bushi ‘samurai’ + dō ‘way’.
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