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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 phar·i·see /ˈfærə(ˌ)si/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Phar·i·see n.  One of a sect or party among the Jews, noted for a strict and formal observance of rites and ceremonies and of the traditions of the elders, and whose pretensions to superior sanctity led them to separate themselves from the other Jews.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a self-righteous or sanctimonious person
      2: a member of an ancient Jewish sect noted for strict
         obedience to Jewish traditions