Ha"ra-ki`ri (?), n. [Jap., stomach cutting.]

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, harikari.

W. E. Griffis.

 

© Webster 1913.

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