Part of speech: noun

A hereditary social class, as one of those found in Hindustan.

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Usage examples "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", Prescott, William Hickling.
  2. 365 Probably half- caste Arabs, ii. - "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah", Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  3. It is powerful in its character as a caste. - "The American Union Speaker", John D. Philbrick.