What is another word for ritual suicide?
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[ ɹˈɪt͡ʃuːə͡l sˈuːɪsˌa͡ɪd], [ ɹˈɪtʃuːəl sˈuːɪsˌaɪd], [ ɹ_ˈɪ_tʃ_uː_əl s_ˈuː_ɪ_s_ˌaɪ_d]
Ritual suicide, also known as seppuku, is a term used for the traditional Japanese form of suicide. The practice involves taking one's own life to uphold honor and maintain dignity. In Western culture, the term may be considered more controversial, as it seems to glorify suicide. Other synonyms that may be used to describe the practice include the act of self-sacrifice, ritualistic self-killing or ceremonial suicide. In some cultures, it is referred to as hara-kiri, which literally translates to "slice the belly," as that is how the act is usually performed. Overall, ritual suicide is a deeply ingrained aspect of certain cultures, and there are many different terms that can be used to describe the act.
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