Scheduled Caste

[ skej-oold kast, kahst; British shedyoold ]

  1. (in India) the official name given to any of the lowest castes that are now protected by the government and offered special concessions: members of these castes were formerly known as untouchables.

Origin of Scheduled Caste

First recorded in 1935–40

Words Nearby Scheduled Caste Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023