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
- To put (a person) out of his caste; cause to lose caste.
- n. In India, one who has suffered expulsion from 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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So did the use of the clever term "outcaste" to mean someone who has been cast out of his or her caste.
But the untouchables rejected this, they still called themselves, Dalit, a term meaning 'outcaste', 'crushed', 'broken to pieces'.
But does that really matter if people continue to be outcaste, even after conversion to other religions?
Further, the Burakumin are an outcaste group similar to the untouchable caste in India.
(There was also an outcaste class of undertakers ― the burakumin.) This was a deliberate attempt to suppress the corrupting influence of money.
Rather, consider to be social outcaste, deprived of social status and other civil and legal rights because Indian law recognises only two sexes.
Several hundred village families are outcaste Mushahar, who live among goats, pigs and swarms of flies in a dried-out gully.
Alister Forlore is the charismatic, handsome brother who writes programs for the Great Engine and Cristof Forlore is the outcaste brother who chose to leave his caste and live as a clockwright in the lower caste section of Ondinium.
We hear the pidgin of Serang Ali, a pirate-turned-sailor, and the regional language called Bhojpuri of a passenger named Deeti, who is seeking a new life after rebelling against her oppressive husband and being turned into an outcaste.
Then even an outcaste, (by protecting others,) should be called