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purdah

  
, purda  
      n  
1    the custom in some Muslim and Hindu communities of keeping women in seclusion, with clothing that conceals them completely when they go out  
2    a screen in a Hindu house used to keep the women out of view  
3    a veil worn by Hindu women of high caste  
     (C19: from Hindi parda veil, from Persian pardah)  
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purda, pud, Purana, Piura

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