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Definitions for persecution
ˌpɜr sɪˈkyu ʃənper·se·cu·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. persecutionnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. persecutionnoun

    The act of persecuting.

  2. persecutionnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Persecutionnoun

    Etymology: persecution, Fr. persecutio, Lat. from persecute.

    The Jews raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them. Acts xiii. 50.

    Heavy persecution shall arise
    On all, who in the worship persevere
    Of spirit and truth. John Milton.

    The deaths and sufferings of the primitive christians had a great share in the conversion of those learned Pagans, who lived in the ages of persecution. Addison.

    Our necks are under persecution; we labour and have no rest. Lam. v. 5.

    Christian fortitude and patience had their opportunity in times of affliction and persecution. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.

Wikipedia

  1. Persecution

    Persecution is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group by another individual or group. The most common forms are religious persecution, racism, and political persecution, though there is naturally some overlap between these terms. The inflicting of suffering, harassment, imprisonment, internment, fear or pain are all factors that may establish persecution, but not all suffering will necessarily establish persecution. The threshold of severity has been a source of much debate.

ChatGPT

  1. persecution

    Persecution is the act of treating someone unfairly or cruelly over a sustained period of time, often because of their race, religion, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or other aspects of their identity. It is the systematic mistreatment, harassment, or oppression of a person or group, often with the purpose of alienating them or causing severe suffering.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persecutionnoun

    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. Persecutionnoun

    the state or condition of being persecuted

  3. Persecutionnoun

    a carrying on; prosecution

  4. Etymology: [F. perscution, L. persecutio.]

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persecution in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persecution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of persecution in a Sentence

  1. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker:

    Given China's massive cyberattacks against America, its militarization of the South China Sea, continued state interference with its economy, and persistent persecution of Christians and human rights activists, President Obama needs to cancel the state visit, there's serious work to be done rather than pomp and circumstance. We need to see some backbone from President Obama on U.S.-China relations.

  2. Century Wilberforce Initiative Obama:

    When I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which a person who’s fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted, when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefited from protection when they were fleeing political persecution -- that’s shameful, that’s not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion.

  3. Robert White:

    It’s a frightening day in United States when a person can not express their faith without fears of persecution following.

  4. Ko Chit:

    The situation is not yet stable and we cannot go back because of fighting and persecution, if there is no non-governmental organization to support us there, it would be better to stay in the camp.

  5. John Wineland:

    This is probably an indication of the persecution by the Roman government, which was common in the period.

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