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Definition of suttee noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    suttee

     noun
    (also sati) noun
    NAmE//sʌˈti//
     
    , NAmE//ˈsʌti//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] the former practice in Hinduism of a wife burning herself with the body of her dead husband
  2. 2[countable] a wife who did this
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