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caste system

[ kast-sis-tuhm, kahst ]
/ ˈkæst ˌsɪs təm, ˈkɑst /
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noun
the rigid Hindu system of hereditary social distinctions based on castes.
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Origin of caste system

First recorded in 1840–45
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