oibara

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oibara (plural oibaras)

  1. Seppuku of a retainer at the time of his master's death.
    'At the time of Lord Nabeshima Naohiro's death, Lord Mitsushige forbade Naohiro's retainers the practice of oibara.' - "Hagakure" by Yamamoto Tsunetomo