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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An Untouchable.

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  • n. In Indian society, someone who does not belong to a caste.
  • v. To expel from a caste.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In India, one who has suffered expulsion from caste.
  • To put (a person) out of his caste; cause to lose caste.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not belonging to or having been expelled from a caste and thus having no place or status in society
  • n. a person belonging to no caste

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