Definition of scheduled caste in English:

scheduled caste

Line breaks: sched|uled caste


The official name given in India to the lowest caste, considered ‘untouchable’ in orthodox Hindu scriptures and practice, officially regarded as socially disadvantaged.
More example sentences
  • Scheduled tribes and scheduled castes were more likely to consume tobacco than other caste groups.
  • A study of health care among scheduled castes showed that 38% sought private medical help when their children became ill, compared with 28% for government health facilities.
  • A higher proportion of intervention children came from the scheduled caste or tribes.

Definition of scheduled caste in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day anastrophe
Pronunciation: əˈnastrəfi
the inversion of the usual order of words...