Noun, Suru verb
1. seppuku; harakiri; ritual suicide by disembowelment
Noun, Suru verb
2. seppuku as a death penalty (where the convict is decapitated by a second as they make the motions to disembowel themself; Edo period)Historical term
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3. Seppukuis a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment. Seppuku was originally reserved only for samurai. Part of the samurai bushido honor code, seppuku was either used voluntarily by samurai to die with honor rather than fall into the hands of their enemies (and likely suffer torture), or as a form of capital punishment for samurai who had committed serious offenses, or performed for other reasons that had brought shame to them.
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