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caste system

noun
1.
the rigid Hindu system of hereditary social distinctions based on castes.
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  • Unfortunately for some groups in this country that caste system still exists and exerts fierce control over them.
  • The caste system clearly reduces and almost eliminates social mobility.
  • She had no place in the colonial caste system of her adopted country.
  • It should be concerned with the quality of interpersonal relationships rather than the establishment of a management caste system.
  • In examining the population of the colony, scientists have uncovered the existence of a highly ordered caste system.

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