Definitions for persecutionˌpɜr sɪˈkyu ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
per•se•cu•tionˌpɜr sɪˈkyu ʃən(n.)
the act of persecuting.
the state of being persecuted.
Origin of persecution:
the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
The act of persecuting.
A program or campaign to subjugate or eliminate a specific group of people, often based on race, religion, sexuality, or social beliefs.
Origin: From persecutio, from persequor, from .
the act or practice of persecuting; especially, the infliction of loss, pain, or death for adherence to a particular creed or mode of worship
the state or condition of being persecuted
a carrying on; prosecution
Persecution is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group by another group. The most common forms are religious persecution, ethnic persecution and political persecution, though there is naturally some overlap between these terms. The inflicting of suffering, harassment, isolation, imprisonment, fear, or pain are all factors that may establish persecution. Even so, not all suffering will necessarily establish persecution. The suffering experienced by the victim must be sufficiently severe. The threshold level of severity has been a source of much debate.
Translations for persecution
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- إضْطِهاد، تَعْذيبArabic
- perseguiçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die VerfolgungGerman
- διωγμός, καταδίωξηGreek
- آزار و اذیتFarsi
- उत्पीड़न, अत्याचारHindi
- آزار و اذیتPersian
- persecuţie, persecutareRomanian
- işkence etmeTurkish
- 迫害Chinese (Trad.)
- переслідування, гонінняUkrainian
- اذيت رسانيUrdu
- sự hành hạVietnamese
- 迫害Chinese (Simp.)
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