harakiri

Definition of harakiri

ha´ra`ki`ri   Pronunciation: hạ´rạ`kē`rĭ
n.1.A ritual form of suicide, by slashing the abdomen, formerly practiced in Japan, and commanded by the government in the cases of disgraced officials; disembowelment; - also written, but incorrectly, hari-kari.

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hara-kiri, harikari, Japan, Nihon, Nippon, self-annihilation, self-destruction, suicide
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