What does the word caste mean?

Usage examples for caste

  1. Pizarro did not rise above his caste. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  2. 365 Probably half- caste Arabs, ii. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  3. It is powerful in its character as a caste. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick