caste

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social status or position conferred by a system based on class

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(Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus

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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However, back home in Mali, her decision to become an artist was a mixed blessing because she was not from the social caste of griots (traditional cultural historians and musicians).
Underlying these differences lies a notion held by farmers of what constitutes a socially acceptable neighbor: a person who has a high social caste, owns land, raises crops and animals, and practices the dharma of Hinduism.
So much of Praed and Calverley reflected the Victorian class system and its concerns with social caste and cash.
The authors conclude: "Our results prove that programmed cell death is responsible for the regression of mouth parts in termite soldiers, and hence social caste differentiation in this species.
We learn that the gifting of sleeves and cloaks frequently transcended the barriers of social caste and even of secular (dress) versus ecclesiastical (altar) display.
In some ways, Medieval England was like Ancient Egypt in that social caste was everything.