sut·tee also sa·ti (sŭ-tē, sŭtē′)
1. The now illegal act or practice of a Hindu widow's cremating herself on her husband's funeral pyre in order to fulfill her true role as wife.
2. pl. sut·tees also sa·tis A widow who commits such an act.
[Sanskrit satī, virtuous woman, suttee, from feminine present participle of asti, s-, she is, is true; see es- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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