Definition of CASTE

noun : CASTE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) social status or position conferred by a system based on class; "lose caste by doing work beneath one's station" ;

  • 2. (

    ) (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity ;

  • 3. (

    ) a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth ;

  • 4. (

    ) in some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony ;


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