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See also: Seppuku
- A form of ritual suicide by disembowelment using a blade, practiced by Japanese samurai, especially to rid oneself of shame, as a means of protest or, formerly, as a method of capital punishment.
ritual suicide by disembowelment
- rōmaji reading of
seppuku n (indecl)
seppuku m (plural seppukus)
- seppuku (ritual Japanese suicide by disembowelment)