374. Meaning of 'refugee'.

374.     Meaning of 'refugee'.

A person1 is a 'refugee' if, owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted2 for reasons of race3, religion4, nationality5, membership of a particular social group6 or political opinion7 (the five 'Convention grounds'), is outside the country of his nationality8 and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country9, or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable