caste

Hindu hereditary class with prehistoric roots; the principal castes are the Brahmin (priestly), the Kshatriya (warrior), Vaisha (trader) and Sudra (farmers and artisans). The untouchables are outside the caste system.

Caste

Caste is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, hereditary transmission of a lifestyle which often includes an occupation, ritual status in a hierarchy and customary social interaction and exclusion based on cultural notions of purity and pollution.{Sfn|Scott|Marshall|2005|p=66}{Sfn|Winthrop|1991|pp=27–30} According to Human ...
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Caste

• (n.) A separate and fixed order or class of persons in society who chiefly hold intercourse among themselves. • (n.) One of the hereditary classes into which the Hindoos are divided according to the laws of Brahmanism.
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Caste

(from the article `Bancroft, Sir Squire`) ...the theatre manager Marie Effie Wilton in 1867. At the Prince of Wales`s Theatre they produced all the better known comedies of Thomas William ...
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caste

noun social status or position conferred by a system based on class; `lose caste by doing work beneath one`s station`
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Caste

Caste noun [ Portuguese casta race, lineage, from Latin castus pure, chaste: confer French caste , of same origin.] 1. One of the hereditary classes into which the Hindoos are divided according to the laws of Brahmanism. » The members of the same caste are theoretical...
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Caste

A form of stratification in which an individual`s social position is fixed at birth and cannot be changed. There is virtually no intermarriage between the members of different caste groups.
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caste

A system of stratifying a society into ranked groups defined by marriage, descent, and occupation. Most common in South Asia, caste systems are also found in other societies. such as in Mali and...
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caste

A system of stratifying a society into ranked groups defined by marriage, descent, and occupation. Most common in South Asia, caste systems are also found in other societies. such as in Mali and Rwanda. In the past, such systems could be found in Japan, in South Africa under apartheid, and among the Natchez – an American Indian people. The cas......
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caste

any of the ranked, hereditary, endogamous occupational groups that together constitute traditional societies in South Asia, particularly among Hindus ... [27 related articles]
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caste

caste 1. Any of the hereditary, endogamous social classes or subclasses of traditional Hindu society of India, stratified according to Hindu ritual purity, especially the Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya, and Sudra castes. 2. A social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank, profession, or wealth. 3. A social system or the princi...
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Caste

Caste is an Indian hereditary class system with members socially equal, united in religion and usually following the same trade. A member of one caste has no social intercourse with a member of any other caste except their own. There are four main groups: Brahmans (priests), Kshatriyas (nobles and warriors), Vaisyas (traders and farmers) , and Sudr...
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caste

caste [Port., casta=basket], ranked groups based on heredity within rigid systems of social stratification, especially those that constitute Hindu India. Some scholars, in fact, deny that true caste systems are found outside India. The caste is a closed group whose members are severely restricted in...
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caste

Each of the hereditary classes of Hindu society, distinguished by relative degrees of ritual purity and of social status.
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caste

in biology, a subset of individuals within a colony (society) of social animals that is specialized in the function it performs and distinguished by ... [5 related articles]
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caste

Latin, meaning: purely, spotlessly, purely, uprightly, chastely.
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caste

purely, spotlessly, purely, uprightly, chastely.
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Caste

The different types of Tau that are grouped into certain aspects that have predefined jobs within the Tau society.
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caste

[n] - social status or position conferred by a system based on class 2. [n] - (Hindu) a hereditary social class stratified according to ritual purity 3. [n] - a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth
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