Definition of Castes

1. Noun. (plural of caste) ¹



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Definition of Castes

1. caste [n] - See also: caste

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Castes

castellans
castellanus
castellany
castellate
castellated
castellation
castellations
casteller
castellology
castells
castellum
casten
caster
caster sugar
casters
castes (current term)
castest
casteth
castewise
castful
castigate
castigated
castigates
castigating
castigations
castigator
castigatories
castigators
castigatory

Literary usage of Castes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"Their pretensions are supposed to have given rise to the great division of castes in Madras, into the ' Right-hand,' or the cultivating and trading castes ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Thus, amongst agricultural castes, those engaged in vegetable-growing or ... as revealing itself " in the facts that particular castes are supposed to be ..."

3. The Theory of the State by Johann Caspar Bluntschli, David George Ritchie, Percy Ewing Matheson, Richard Lodge (1885)
"The origin of castes in differ- ences of Kace or of Religion. The higher kind of marriage presupposes equality of birth: but a man of higher Caste may marry ..."

4. Broken People: Caste Violence Against India's "Untouchables" by Smita Narula (1999)
"The claims of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, as per Article 335, shall also be taken into consideration, consistent with maintaining efficiency of ..."

5. Lectures on Ancient History, from the Earliest Times to the Taking of by Barthold Georg Niebuhr, Marcus von Niebuhr (1852)
"The Egyptian division into castes is very ancient, and certainly shows that ... Wherever there are castes, they are the consequence of foreign conquest and ..."

6. A History of Hindu Civilisation During British Rule by Pramatha NĂ¡th Bose (1894)
"They were strictly speaking sub-castes of the great Aryan caste of the Rigvedic period. They enjoyed many privileges in common as distinguished from the ..."

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