Bu"shi`do` (boo"shee`doh`), n. [Jap. bu military + shi knight + do way, doctrine, principle.]
The unwritten code of moral principles regulating the actions of the Japanese knighthood, or Samurai; the chivalry of Japan.
Unformulated, Bushido was and still is the animating spirit, the motor force of our country. Inazo Nitobé.
© Webster 1913.