hari-kari

noun

less common spelling of hara-kiri

1
: ritual suicide by disembowelment practiced by the Japanese samurai or formerly decreed by a court in lieu of the death penalty
2

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“Hari-kari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hari-kari. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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