[suh-tee, suht-ee]
a Hindu practice whereby a widow immolates herself on the funeral pyre of her husband: now abolished by law.
a Hindu widow who so immolates herself.
Also, satī, suttee.

1780–90; < Sanskrit satī good woman, woman devoted to her husband Unabridged


[suh-tee, suht-ee]
noun Hindu Mythology.
the wife of Rudra, who immolated herself following a quarrel between her father and her husband.
Also, Satī. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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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