Bushido

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bushido traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bushido The unwritten code of moral principles regulating the actions of the Japanese knighthood, or Samurai; the chivalry of Japan. "Unformulated, Bushido was and still is the animating spirit, the motor force of our country."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Bushido The code of moral principles which the knights and warriors of feudal Japan were required to put into practice in all circumstances and relations of life; knightly spirit and conduct; chivalry; gentlemanly politeness and honor; integrity, devotion, and duty to one's superiors, and unswerving loyalty to the mikado.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Jap. bu, military + shi, knight + , way, doctrine, principle

Usage

In literature:

Next to Confucius, Mencius exercised an immense authority over Bushido.
"Bushido, the Soul of Japan" by Inazo Nitobé
Confucianism, or to use the Japanese name, Bushido, was confessedly agnostic.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
Bushido is no use in modern war, and the Americans are quite as courageous and obstinate as the Japanese.
"The Problem of China" by Bertrand Russell
In Japan, the Japanese have their Bushido or laws of the old Samurai warriors.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Bushido, the Way of the Warrior.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
It must, however, be always remembered that the keynote of Bushido was from the very beginning an indomitable sense of honour.
"The Japanese Spirit" by Yoshisaburo Okakura
In that sense, at least, Bushido must also be taken for a religion.
"A Fantasy of Far Japan" by Baron Kencho Suyematsu
Bushido has found an able propounder in Dr. Nitobe.
"Japan and the California Problem" by Toyokichi Iyenaga
To give an exact definition of the word "Bushido" is impossible, because the conception of it is unknown to us.
"Empires and Emperors of Russia, China, Korea, and Japan" by Péter Vay
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In news:

German Gangsta Rapper Bushido to Launch Political Party.
German gangsta rapper Bushido played himself in a biopic based on his life.
German Rapper Bushido Starts Own Political Party .
Bushido at the 37th German Filmball in Munich, Germany.
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