Seppuku in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Seppuku

ritual suicide by disembowelment with a sword, formerly practiced in ancient Japan

Examples of Seppuku in a sentence

If a samurai was defeated in an honorable duel against an opponent, he may choose to commit seppuku on himself as an alternative to the disgrace of defeat. 🔊

There were many ways to commit ritual suicide in the past, but Seppuku required you to be disemboweled by your own sword.  🔊

Knowing that he would be tortured and interrogated if he was captured, the last remaining samurai chose to commit seppuku rather than potentially aid the enemy. 🔊

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