sati

noun

sa·​ti

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

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“Sati.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sati. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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