Definition of Sudra

1. Noun. A member of the lowest or worker Hindu caste.

Exact synonyms: Shudra
Group relationships: Shudra
Generic synonyms: Hindoo, Hindu, Hindustani



2. Noun. The lowest of the four varnas: the servants and workers of low status.
Exact synonyms: Shudra
Generic synonyms: Varna
Member holonyms: Shudra

Definition of Sudra

1. n. The lowest of the four great castes among the Hindoos. See Caste.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sudra

sudokuist
sudokuists
sudokus
sudor
sudoral
sudoriferous
sudoriferous gland
sudorific
sudorifick
sudorifics
sudoriparous
sudoriparous glands
sudorous
sudors
sudovikovite
sudra (current term)
suds
suds up
sudsed
sudsed up
sudser
sudsers
sudses
sudsier
sudsiest
sudsing
sudsing up
sudsless
sudsy
sueable

Literary usage of Sudra

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1. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"A sudra has no class beneath him ; but, if other employments fail, he may subsist by ... A sudra may perform sacrifices with the omission of the holy texts; ..."

2. Morals in Evolution: A Study in Comparative Ethics by Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse (1915)
"The sudra in Manu is as such a born slave. " A sudra, though emancipated by his master, is not released from servitude; since that is innate in him, ..."

3. Morals in Evolution: A Study in Comparative Ethics by Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse (1906)
"l To kill a sudra is a minor offence, placed in the same list with the cutting down of green trees for firewood, neglecting to kindle the sacred fires, ..."

4. A History of Hindu Civilisation During British Rule by Pramatha Náth Bose (1894)
"In fact, with regard to many members of the socalled sudra castes such as ... it is difficult to tell whether they belong to the sudra or the Vaisya class. ..."

5. A History of Hindu Civilisation During British Rule by Pramatha Nath Bose (1894)
"In fact, with regard to many members of the socalled sudra castes such as Barai (carpenter), Ka'ma'r (blacksmith), Teli (oil pressers) &c., it is difficult ..."

6. Digest of Indian Law Cases: High Court Reports, 1862-86, and Privy Council by Joseph Vere Woodman, India High Court (Calcutta, India) (1887)
"—The illegitimate son of a sudra being the offspring; of an incestuous ... Semble,—To entitle the illegitimate sons of a sudra by a sudra woman to inherit a ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"A sudra need not marry a wife of the same caste or sect as himself. In 1871 it was decided by the judicial committee of the privy council that a marriage ..."

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