What does persecution mean?
Definitions for persecution
ˌpɜr sɪˈkyu ʃənper·se·cu·tion
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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.
Etymology: From persecutio, from persequor, from.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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
Etymology: [F. perscution, L. persecutio.]
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.
The numerical value of persecution in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of persecution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of persecution in a Sentence
Where religion is trivialized, one is unlikely to find persecution.
The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens. As Americans, we are blessed with circumstances that protect our human rights and our religious freedom, but for many people around the world, deprivation and persecution have become a way of life.
Easter confronts us with a historical event set in time. We are faced with a story of an empty tomb, of a small group of men and women who were at one stage hiding for their lives and at the next were brave enough to face the full judicial persecution of the Roman Empire and proclaim their belief in a risen Christ.
The persecution of Christians has failed to suppress the faith.
( Muslim countries) are complicit, they are providing cover for this persecution.
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- καταδίωξη, διωγμός, δίωξηGreek
- آزار و اذیت, آزارPersian
- vaino, vainoaminenFinnish
- 迫害, 박해Korean
- VerfollegungLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- гонение, преследование, нападки, травляRussian
- khủng bốVietnamese
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