Definition for suttee (2 of 2)
or sa·tī, sut·tee
Origin of sati
Examples from the Web for suttee
I have never met with a description, so exceedingly minute, of the suttee, the process of burning widows.Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)|A Sexton of the Old School
I observed that the rite of suttee is riveted in the affections of this people.
Perhaps it is shown to the highest degree in their practice of the suttee, or burning of widows.
If the British were to lose their power in India, the suttee would immediately be rëestablished.
This horrible death, known as suttee, was made unlawful in 1830.Oriental Women|Edward Bagby Pollard
British Dictionary definitions for suttee
Word Origin for suttee
Word Origin and History for suttee
"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.