Sentence Examples with the word tabu

Polygamy prevailed among the chiefs and rulers, and women were subject to all the humiliations of the tabu system, which subjected them to many privations, and kept them socially in a condition of inferiority to the other sex.

There was also associated in the Hebrew mind a connexion of impurity and corruption with the notion of leaven which was tabu in all sacrifice (Exod.

In the Micronesian Islands, while animism and tabu were strong, there was not the cannibalism of the southern islands.