What is another word for caste?

Pronunciation: [kˈast] (IPA)

Caste is an inherited social status system that exists in many societies. In English, the word "caste" is a noun that describes any of the hereditary social classes in certain Hindu societies, or a social class or status assigned by birth or occupation. However, there are several other words that can be used as synonyms for caste, including class, hierarchy, social order, stratification, station, rank, and social status. These words are used to describe the various levels of status that exist in a society. The use of these synonyms helps to provide a clear understanding of the different levels of privilege or advantage that exist in a social system.

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What are the hypernyms for Caste?

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  • holonyms for caste (as nouns)

Usage examples for Caste

But his sympathies could not reach beyond the barriers of a caste.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
She was a woman of his own caste, and probably without intending it, she had shown him in many ways that she was not averse from him.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
Although an owner, the Russian peasant, in consequence of the shifting nature of his subject, is said by Stepniak to have none of that passionate feeling of ownership and that profound delight in his land which are characteristic of the peasant proprietors of the West, but he has-what is really the same thing-a deep sense of personal dignity from its possession, and he feels himself to have lost caste if he is forced to give up his holding and become a mere batrak, or wage labourer.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

Famous quotes with Caste

  • There is no caste in blood.
    Edwin Arnold
  • Many characters in the novel are representative of types that exist in India. He represents the caste system in India with an air of superiority, the caste system in India and the people thinking that western things are better.
    Anita Desai
  • Ideas are fatal to caste.
    E. M. Forster
  • The West remains obsessed by the caste system.
    Francois Gautier
  • In the Europe which was created by the Second World War, divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste, collective faith does not exist.
    Juan Goytisolo

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