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Class system moulded on the Orient (5)

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I believe the answer is:

caste

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'class' is the definition.
(type of social class)

'system moulded on the orient' is the wordplay.
'system' becomes 'cas' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'moulded' is an anagram indicator.
'on' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'the' becomes 't' (the is pronounced as a 't' sound in some dialects).
'orient' becomes 'e'.
't' put after 'e' is 'et'.
'et' anagrammed gives 'te'.
'cas'+'te'='CASTE'

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(Other definitions for caste that I've seen before include "Social system" , "Hereditary class (in India)" , "Hindu social rank" , "Division of Hindu society" , "Group within society" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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