- 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
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Examples from the Web for untouchability
Has not a just Nemesis overtaken us for the crime of untouchability?
Untouchability I hold is a custom, not an integral part of Hinduism.
We are leaving off drink, we are trying to rid India of the curse of untouchability.
They were another race entirely, and their status of untouchability was no mere prejudice.The Status Civilization
The trouble will end only when the masses and classes of Hindus have rid themselves of the sin of untouchability.