Definition of scheduled caste in English:

scheduled caste

Line breaks: sched|uled caste

noun

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.

More definitions of scheduled caste

Definition of scheduled caste in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day crowdsource
Pronunciation: ˈkraʊdsɔːs
verb
obtain (information) by enlisting help of many people…