Definition of purdah noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

purdah

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈpərdə//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the system in some Muslim societies by which women live in a separate part of a house or cover their faces so that men do not see them to be in purdah He kept his daughters in virtual purdah.
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