She became a suttee, and was burnt the day after the body of the banker.'
He issued his proclamation abolishing the suttee in his district.
This extraordinary resolution of a female devotee put me in mind of the immolating custom of her countrywomen, called the suttee.
He speaks with sympathy of suttee, and he quotes the Volga-Kalmucks with approval.
Did we wait until India herself asked for the abolition of suttee?
Rite of suttee abolished in Hindostan by the British authorities.
Thus originated the custom of suttee (wife-sacrifice) in many parts of India.
She happened to have been reading about suttee in a feminist paper only a day or two before.
His two most memorable acts are the abolition of suttee and the suppression of the Thugs.
Some institutions referred to, like suttee, have disappeared.
"self-cremation of a Hindu widow on her husband's funeral pyre," 1786, from Hindi, from Sanskrit sati "virtuous woman," fem. of sat "good, wise," literally "existing," present participle of asmi "I am" (cognate with Latin esse; see essence). Properly, the word for the woman who does so. The custom was abolished in British India in 1829.