untouchability

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

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.

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Origin of untouchability

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

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