Associations to the word «Caste»

Wiktionary

CASTE, noun. Any of the hereditary social classes and subclasses of South Asian societies.
CASTE, noun. A separate and fixed order or class of persons in society who chiefly associate with each other.

Dictionary definition

CASTE, noun. Social status or position conferred by a system based on class; "lose caste by doing work beneath one's station".
CASTE, noun. (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity.
CASTE, noun. A social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth.
CASTE, noun. In some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony.

Wise words

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