Definitions for hari-kariˈhɑr iˈkɑr i, ˈhær iˈkær i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ha•ri-ka•riˈhɑr iˈkɑr i, ˈhær iˈkær i(n.)

  1. Ref: hara-kiri.

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  1. hari-kari(Noun)

    An alternative spelling of hara-kiri, considered to be incorrect.

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

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hari-Kari

    called also a "happy despatch," a form of suicide, now obsolete, permitted to offenders of high rank to escape the indignity of a public execution; the nature of it may be gathered from the name, "a gash in the belly."

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