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ˌpɜr sɪˈkyu ʃənper·se·cu·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. persecution(noun)

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


  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

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


  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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How to say persecution in sign language?

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  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. Leader Russell Moore:

    You and I are not in threat of persecution in America.

  2. Henry Reese:

    Their literary writing was the cause of their persecution.

  3. Ryan Mauro:

    The persecution of Christians has failed to suppress the faith.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    Where religion is trivialized, one is unlikely to find persecution.

  5. Juan Guaido:

    I dont underestimate the threat of persecution at the moment, but here we are.

Images & Illustrations of persecution

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