caste system

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noun

the rigid Hindu system of hereditary social distinctions based on castes.

Nearby words

  1. castanet,
  2. castanets,
  3. castaway,
  4. caste,
  5. caste mark,
  6. castel gandolfo,
  7. castellammare di stabia,
  8. castellan,
  9. castellanos,
  10. castellanus

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Examples from the Web for caste system

  • Nevertheless, it contains the great text on the caste-system, the fulcrum of priestly pre-eminence.

  • In the south generally the Mahatma has effected many important temple reforms for "untouchables" as well as caste-system reforms.

    Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
  • The caste-system did not exist in Mexico but it was a custom, usually observed, for the son to learn the trade of his father.

    The Historical Child|Oscar Chrisman