scheduled caste

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sched·uled caste

(skĕj′o͞old, -o͞o-əld, skĕj′əld)
Any of the historically disadvantaged Indian castes of low rank, now under government protection.

[From such castes having been entered on a list or "schedule" during British rule.]
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