Meaning of caste

Definition of caste

(noun) social status or position conferred by a system based on class; "lose caste by doing work beneath one's station"
(Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity
a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth
in some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony

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