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Definition of "castes" [castes]

  • Plural form of caste. (noun)

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Use "castes" in a sentence
  • "The court would have said the same of a Hindu school that gave preference to members of certain castes or of a German school that gave preference to children of “German blood.”"
  • "So much so, to give you one example, that in the great province of Madras, when the Montagu report was put into operation, it was thought necessary to protect the other Hindu castes from the monopoly which the Brahmins might otherwise secure, and so they actually enacted that 28 seats in the Madras legislature must be filled by Hindu members who were not Brahmins."
  • "Laloo’s main message to the backward castes is that they must retain the voice and dignity that they have got all these years by consolidating power under his leadership."