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noun [uncountable] purdah pronunciation in American English /ˈpɜrdə/
  1. the practice among some Muslims and Hindus of keeping women apart, and having them wear clothing that covers their bodies completely when they go out

    His future wife would observe purdah.

    in purdah:

    a woman in purdah



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