less common spelling of suttee

: the act or custom of a Hindu widow burning herself to death or being burned to death on the funeral pyre of her husband
also : a woman burned to death in this way

Examples of sati in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This, coupled with the practice of sati, in which the widow is expected to throw herself on her husband’s funeral pyre to perish alongside him, are ancient Hindu beliefs that boil down to one thing: A woman’s life is meaningless without a husband. Radhika Menon, ELLE, 9 June 2023

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“Sati.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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