Definitions for persecutionˌpɜr sɪˈkyu ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•se•cu•tionˌpɜr sɪˈkyu ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of persecuting.

  2. the state of being persecuted.

Origin of persecution:

1300–50

per`se•cu′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. persecution(noun)

    the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)

Wiktionary

  1. persecution(Noun)

    The act of persecuting.

  2. persecution(Noun)

    A program or campaign to subjugate or eliminate a specific group of people, often based on race, religion, sexuality, or social beliefs.

  3. Origin: From persecutio, from persequor, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persecution(noun)

    the act or practice of persecuting; especially, the infliction of loss, pain, or death for adherence to a particular creed or mode of worship

  2. Persecution(noun)

    the state or condition of being persecuted

  3. Persecution(noun)

    a carrying on; prosecution

Freebase

  1. Persecution

    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.


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