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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.
(Definition of caste from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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