persecution definition

  • noun:
    • The work or practice of persecuting on the basis of competition, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or thinking that change from those regarding the persecutor.
    • The condition of becoming persecuted.
    • The act of persecuting.
    • A program or campaign to subjugate or eliminate a specific crowd, frequently according to competition, religion, sexuality, or social thinking.
    • The act or rehearse of persecuting; especially, the infliction of reduction, discomfort, or death for adherence to a specific creed or mode of worship.
    • The state or condition to be persecuted.
    • A carrying on; prosecution.
    • The work or practice of persecuting; harassing or oppressive treatment; specifically, the infliction of injury (as loss in property or civil rights, actual suffering, or demise) as a punishment for adhering to some viewpoint or length of conduct, as a religious creed or a mode of worship,which cannot correctly be thought to be unlawful.
    • Persistent or repeated damage or irritation of any kind.
    • A time of general or systematic oppression or infliction of torture, demise, etc., due to spiritual opinion or belief: as, the ten persecutions of Christians beneath the Roman emperors.
    • the work of persecuting (especially on such basis as competition or faith)

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