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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Portuguese
Origin: casta 'race', from casto 'pure', from Latin castus; CHASTE

caste

noun
     
Related topics: Sociology
caste [uncountable and countable]
1SS one of the fixed social classes, which cannot be changed, into which people are born in India:
the caste system
2 a group of people who have the same position in society

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