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jujitsu (n.)

also ju-jitsu, 1875, from Japanese jujutsu, from ju "softness, gentleness" (from Chinese jou "soft, gentle") + jutsu "art, science," from Chinese shu, shut.

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Definitions of jujitsu from WordNet

jujitsu (n.)
a method of self-defense without weapons that was developed in China and Japan; holds and blows are supplemented by clever use of the attacker's own weight and strength;
Synonyms: jujutsu / jiujitsu
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