the chivalric code of the samurai of feudal Japan, emphasizing loyalty, courage, and the preference of death to dishonor
Origin of BushidoJpn, way of the warrior
The traditional code of the Japanese samurai, stressing honor, self-discipline, bravery, and simple living.
Origin of BushidoJapanese bushid&omacron; : bushi, warrior (from Middle Chinese &vhook;u&schwabreve;´ &shookr;&hhook;&rsyll;`, knight, warrior : &vhook;u&schwabreve;´, martial, military + &shookr;&hhook;&rsyll;`, man of the official class, soldier) + d&omacron;, way; see aikido.
From Japanese 武士道 (ぶしどう, bushidō), from Middle Chinese 武士 (mjú-dʐí "warrior") (compare Mandarin wǔshì 武士, Cantonese mou5-si6 武士) + 道 (dáu "way").