Definition of caste noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    caste

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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] any of the four main divisions of Hindu society, originally those made according to functions in society; the system of dividing Hindu society in this way the caste system high-caste Brahmins
  2. 2[countable] a social class, especially one whose members do not allow others to join it the ruling caste
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