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

 pa·ri·ah /pəˈraɪə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pa·ri·ah n.
 1. One of an aboriginal people of Southern India, regarded by the four castes of the Hindus as of very low grade.  They are usually the serfs of the Sudra agriculturalists. See Caste.
 2. An outcast; one despised by society.
 Pariah dog Zool., a mongrel race of half-wild dogs which act as scavengers in Oriental cities.
 Pariah kite Zool., a species of kite (Milvus govinda) which acts as a scavenger in India.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a person who is rejected (from society or home) [syn: outcast,
           castaway, Ishmael]