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sati

[suh-tee, suht-ee] /sʌˈti, ˈsʌt i/
noun
1.
a Hindu practice whereby a widow immolates herself on the funeral pyre of her husband: now abolished by law.
2.
a Hindu widow who so immolates herself.
Also, satī, suttee.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < Sanskrit satī good woman, woman devoted to her husband

Sati

[suh-tee, suht-ee] /sʌˈti, ˈsʌt i/
noun, Hindu Mythology
1.
the wife of Rudra, who immolated herself following a quarrel between her father and her husband.
Also, Satī.
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  • And finally in the eighties, attempts to reestablish sati as a justifiable practice.
  • He preached the principle of equality for women by prohibiting purdah and sati.

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