Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a caste.

Etymologies

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caste +‎ -like

Examples

  • The real question is, what kind of elite will you have — an open, meritocratic elite that is continually refreshed from other strata of society, or a closed and exclusive elite that withdraws into castelike isolation and merely seeks to perpetuate its privileges?

    In Praise of Nepotism

  • This theme appears in social science literature in the form of “situational determinism,” for example, in race relations studies, where it is pointed out that castelike taboos in one sphere of life can exist alongside equalitarianism in other spheres, although the same set of persons is involved.1

    Behavior in Public Places

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