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Definition of Caste System

(noun) A stratified system based on a status conferred at birth (ascribed status) due to an individual’s descent in which individuals do not have mobility due to custom or law.

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  • Plural: caste systems
  • Also called caste society.

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Cite the Definition of Caste System

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “caste system.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/caste-system/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

caste system. (2017). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/caste-system/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “caste-system.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/caste-system/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“caste system.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2017. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/caste-system/>.