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From Sanskrit सती (satī́, good and virtuous or faithful wife), from सत् (sát, true, good, right etc.). In English usage since 1786.

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suttee (countable and uncountable, plural suttees)

  1. (historical) The traditional custom of a Hindu woman giving herself up to be cremated on her husband’s funeral pyre as a sign of her devotion.

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