(in India) a mark, usually on the forehead, symbolizing and identifying caste membership.
a distinctive trait, associated with a group or class and marking a person as a member.
On top of his head was an oblong of bare-shaven skull—some caste-mark apparently.
Cupid in Africa P. C. Wren
This is their caste-mark, the ark of their covenant, their reason for being what they are.
Letters of Travel (1892-1913) Rudyard Kipling
It smote the offender between the eyebrows, leaving a caste-mark of warm ash to attest the accuracy of his aim.
Far to Seek Maud Diver
“They say the caste-mark in his forehead is a real diamond,” remarked the Barrister.
The Pointing Man Marjorie Douie
caste-mark, stomach, slate-colored continuations, and unctuous speech were all gone.
The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition Rudyard Kipling
Leaning forward, she took his head in her hands and kissed him between his eyebrows where the caste-mark should be.
Far to Seek Maud Diver
a person or thing that casts. a small wheel on a swivel, set under a piece of furniture, a machine, etc., to facilitate moving it. a bottle or cruet for holding a condiment. a stand containing a set of such bottles. a metal container for sugar, pepper, etc., having a perforated top to permit sprinkling; […]
the rigid Hindu system of hereditary social distinctions based on castes. Historical Examples Nevertheless, it contains the great text on the caste-system, the fulcrum of priestly pre-eminence. The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies Robert Gordon Latham The caste-system did not exist in Mexico but it was a custom, usually observed, for the son […]
Sociology. an endogamous and hereditary social group limited to persons of the same rank, occupation, economic position, etc., and having mores distinguishing it from other such groups. any rigid system of social distinctions. Hinduism. any of the social divisions into which Hindu society is traditionally divided, each caste having its own privileges and limitations, transferred […]
a village in central Italy, 15 miles (24 km) SE of Rome: papal palace serving as the summer residence of the pope. Historical Examples When summer came they rented a little villa at castel-gandolfo. Woman Triumphant Vicente Blasco Ibaez