One that has been excluded from a society or system.
A person to be shunned or ostracized, as because of the danger of moral contamination
A person whose existence is systematically ignored or concealed, especially one whose removal from the attention and memory of the public is sought for reasons of ideological or political deviation.
One that is made to bear the blame of others.
In India, any member of the lowest castes, whose touch was regarded as defiling to higher-caste Hindus: discrimination against these people (now called Scheduled Castes) was officially abolished in 1955
A person regarded as undesirable:
A person or thing cast out or off, esp. an outcast
In the Bible, the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac. He is traditionally considered to be the forebear of the Arabs.
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