Definition of Persecution

1. Noun. The act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion).

Generic synonyms: Abuse, Ill-treatment, Ill-usage, Maltreatment
Specialized synonyms: Oppression, Subjugation, Pogrom, Rendition, Torture, Torturing
Category relationships: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Derivative terms: Persecute

Definition of Persecution

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

Definition of Persecution

1. Noun. The act of persecuting. ¹

2. Noun. A program or campaign to subjugate or eliminate a specific group of people, often based on race, religion, sexuality, or social beliefs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Persecution

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Persecution

perscopate
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perscopating
perscrutation
perscrutations
perse
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persecutee
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persecution complex
persecutions
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persecutory type of paranoid disorder
persecutour
persecutrices
persecutrix
perseid
perseity
perself
perservere

Literary usage of Persecution

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications (1848)
"Arguments against persecution for cause of conscience. ... An answer to such arguments, contrarily maintaining such persecution for cause of conscience. ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"act and signal of persecution. The Bulgarians," a name so innocent in its origin, so odious in its application, spread their brandies over the face of ..."

3. A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green (1884)
"But the result of this persecution was simply to give a fresh life and popularity ... If their common persecution did not wholly succeed in fusing these two ..."

4. History of Civilization in England by Henry Thomas Buckle (1866)
"that vast mass of evidence which history contains, and which decisively proves the utter inability of moral feelings to diminish religious persecution. ..."

5. Mores Catholici, Or, Ages of Faith by Kenelm Henry Digby (1847)
"persecution of the Church collectively by the world—Sufferings of holy men incurred by defending its liberty—The chief epoch distinguished—Justice of this ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"The persecution still went on fiercely and remorselessly, and the people ... Of late the persecution had fallen upon the lowly, but in the upper ranks what ..."

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