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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Any system in which people are separated into classes because of birth, rank, or wealth.

Usage examples (33)
  • A caste system can be very unfair to many people.
  • Lose caste by doing work beneath one's station
  • That figure sounds way too low if caste is defined as jati, at least for Bombay.
  • An era of volatile coalitions seemed about to begin, as did a new era in caste politics. for more
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  • She "cast" (to look at) her eyes on a man from the highest "caste" (a hereditary group based on rigid distinctions of birth or occupation).
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