Hari-kari definitions

här'ē-kär'ē, hăr'ē-kăr'ē
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The definition of hari-kari, an alternative spelling for hara-kiri, is a ritual suicide in traditional Japan.

If someone kills himself, this is an example of when he commits hari-kari.

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Alternative form of hara-kiri. Considered to be incorrect.
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Origin of hari-kari

Corrupted from Japanese: 腹切り (Hepburn romanization: harakiri), literally "belly-cutting".