caste

(noun)

noun

1. social status or position conferred by a system based on class

- lose caste by doing work beneath one's station

Definition categories: state, position, status

2. (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity

Definition categories: group, class, stratum

3. a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth

Definition categories: group, class, stratum

4. in some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony

Definition categories: group