caste Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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castenoun [C or U]

uk   /kɑːst/  us   /kæst/
a ​system of ​dividingHindusociety into ​classes, or any of these ​classes: the caste system
(Definition of caste from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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castenoun [C/U]

 us   /kæst/
social studies one of the ​traditionalsocialgroups in ​Hindusociety social studies Caste can also refer ​generally to a ​socialclasssystem in any ​society: [U] The ​founders of the new ​nationrejected a ​socialsystembased on caste.
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