untouchability

[ uhn-tuhch-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌʌn tʌtʃ əˈbɪl ɪ ti /
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noun Hinduism.

the quality or condition of being an untouchable, ascribed in the Vedic tradition to persons of low caste or to persons excluded from the caste system.

Origin of untouchability

First recorded in 1920–25; untouch(able) + -ability
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