(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, hari-kari. W. E. Griffis.

(Ha*rangue") n. [F. harangue: cf. Sp. arenga, It. aringa; lit., a speech before a multitude or on the hustings, It. aringo arena, hustings, pulpit; all fr. OHG. hring ring, anything round, ring of people, G. ring. See Ring.] A speech addressed to a large public assembly; a popular oration; a loud address to a multitude; in a bad sense, a noisy or pompous speech; declamation; ranting.

Gray-headed men and grave, with warriors mixed,
Assemble, and harangues are heard.

Syn.Harangue, Speech, Oration. Speech is generic; an oration is an elaborate and rhetorical speech; an harangue is a vehement appeal to the passions, or a noisy, disputatious address. A general makes an harangue to his troops on the eve of a battle; a demagogue harangues the populace on the subject of their wrongs.

(Ha*rangue"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Harangued (ha*rangd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Haranguing.] [Cf. F. haranguer, It. aringare.] To make an harangue; to declaim.

(Ha*rangue"), v. t. To address by an harangue.

(Ha*rangue"ful) a. Full of harangue.

(Ha*rang"uer) n. One who harangues, or is fond of haranguing; a declaimer.

With them join'd all th' haranguers of the throng,
That thought to get preferment by the tongue.

(Har"ass) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harassed (-ast); p. pr. & vb. n. Harassing.] [F. harasser; cf. OF. harace a basket made of cords, harace, harasse,a very heavy and large shield; or harer to set (a dog) on.] To fatigue; to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts; esp., to weary by importunity, teasing, or fretting; to cause to endure excessive burdens or anxieties; — sometimes followed by out.

[Troops] harassed with a long and wearisome march.

Nature oppressed and harass'd out with care.

Vext with lawyers and harass'd with debt.

Syn. — To weary; jade; tire; perplex; distress; tease; worry; disquiet; chafe; gall; annoy; irritate; plague; vex; molest; trouble; disturb; torment.

(Har"ass), n.

1. Devastation; waste. [Obs.] Milton.

2. Worry; harassment. [R.] Byron.

(Har"ass*er) n. One who harasses.

(Har"ass*ment) n. The act of harassing, or state of being harassed; worry; annoyance; anxiety.

Little harassments which I am led to suspect do occasionally molest the most fortunate.
Ld. Lytton.

(Har"ber*ous) a. Harborous. [Obs.]

A bishop must be faultless, the husband of one wife, honestly appareled, harberous.
Tyndale (1 Tim. iii. 2).

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