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caste system

noun
1.
the rigid Hindu system of hereditary social distinctions based on castes.
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  • Nevertheless, it contains the great text on the caste-system, the fulcrum of priestly pre-eminence.

  • The caste-system did not exist in Mexico but it was a custom, usually observed, for the son to learn the trade of his father.

    The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman
  • In the south generally the Mahatma has effected many important temple reforms for "untouchables" as well as caste-system reforms.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda

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