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English definition of “suttee”

suttee

noun [U]     /ˈsʌt.iː/ (also sati)
the Hindu custom , no longer legal , of a woman being burned alive in the same fire as that in which her dead husband's body is burned Burying, cremating and preserving bodiesHinduism
(Definition of suttee noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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