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Meaning of PURDAH

Pronunciation:  'purdu

WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a screen used in India to separate women from men or strangers
  2. [n]  the Hindu or Moslem system of keeping women secluded
  3. [n]  a state of social isolation
 
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 Synonyms: sex segregation, solitude
 
 See Also: isolation, screen, segregation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pur"dah\, n. [Per. parda a curtain.]
A curtain or screen; also, a cotton fabric in blue and white
stripes, used for curtains. --McElrath.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: the Muslim or Hindu practice of keeping women hidden from men outside their own family; or, a curtain, veil, or the like used for such a purpose.
 

 

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