How to use suttee in a sentence
There took place, in 1827, the last suttee permitted under public sanction.Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army | Charles Alexander Gordon
I pondered and thought over and over again in my mind what could the word 'suttee' mean.The Hindoos as they Are | Shib Chunder Bose
Az'la, a suttee, the young widow of Ar'valan, son of Keha'ma.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 | The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
His two most memorable acts are the abolition of suttee and the suppression of the Thugs.
To this day the most holy spots of Hindu pilgrimage are thickly dotted with little white pillars, each commemorating a suttee.
British Dictionary definitions for suttee
the former Hindu custom whereby a widow burnt herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre
a Hindu widow who immolated herself in this way
- sutteeism, noun
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