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Suttee \Sut*tee"\, n. [Skr. sat[imac] a faithful wife, fem. of
sant existing, real, true, good, p. pr. of as to be. Cf.
1. A Hindoo widow who immolates herself, or is immolated, on
the funeral pile of her husband; -- so called because this
act of self-immolation is regarded as envincing excellence
of wifely character. [India]
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2. The act of burning a widow on the funeral pile of her
husband. [India]
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Note: The practice, though abolished in British India law in
1829, is not wholly prevented.
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n 1: the act of a Hindu widow willingly cremating herself on the
funeral pyre of her dead husband

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "suttee":
blazing, blistering, branding, burning, burnt offering,
calcination, car of Jagannath, carbonization, cauterization,
cautery, cineration, collection, combustion, concremation,
cracking, cremation, cupellation, deflagration,
destructive distillation, disembowelment, distillation, distilling,
drink offering, ex voto offering, felo-de-se, flaming, hara-kiri,
heave offering, hecatomb, holocaust, human sacrifice, immolation,
incense, incineration, infanticide, libation, mactation,
mass suicide, oblation, offering, offertory, oxidation,
oxidization, parching, peace offering, piacular offering,
pyrolysis, refining, ritual suicide, sacramental offering,
sacrifice, scapegoat, scorching, scorification, searing,
self-destruction, self-immolation, self-murder, self-sacrifice,
seppuku, singeing, smelting, suicide, sutteeism, thank offering,
the stake, thermogenesis, vesication, votive offering,
whole offering

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