purdah

Definitions of purdah
  1. noun
    a screen used in India to separate women from men or strangers
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    type of:
    screen
    partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
  2. noun
    the traditional Hindu or Muslim system of keeping women secluded
    synonyms: sex segregation
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    type of:
    segregation, separatism
    a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
  3. noun
    a state of social isolation
    synonyms: solitude
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    type of:
    isolation
    a state of separation between persons or groups
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