Sutteeism Sut*tee"ism, n. The practice of self-immolation of widows in Hindostan. [1913 Webster]

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  • suttee — sutteeism, n. /su tee , sut ee/, n. sati. * * * or sati Indian practice whereby a widow burns herself to death either on the funeral pyre of her husband or soon after his death. The custom may be rooted in ancient beliefs that a husband needed… …   Universalium

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