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per·se·cu·tion

 (pûr′sĭ-kyo͞o′shən)
n.
1. The act or practice of persecuting on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs that differ from those of the persecutor.
2. The condition of being persecuted.

per′se·cu′tion·al adj.

persecution

(ˌpɜːsɪˈkjuːʃən)
n
the act of persecuting or the state of being persecuted

per•se•cu•tion

(ˌpɜr sɪˈkyu ʃən)

n.
1. the act of persecuting.
2. the state of being persecuted.
[1300–50]
per`se•cu′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.persecution - the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)persecution - the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
abuse, ill-treatment, ill-usage, maltreatment - cruel or inhumane treatment; "the child showed signs of physical abuse"
oppression, subjugation - the act of subjugating by cruelty; "the tyrant's oppression of the people"
pogrom - organized persecution of an ethnic group (especially Jews)
rendition - handing over prisoners to countries where torture is allowed
torturing, torture - the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"

persecution

noun victimization, abuse, torture, torment, oppression, tyranny, discrimination against, mistreatment, ill-treatment, maltreatment, tyrannization the persecution of minorities

persecution

noun
Excruciating punishment:
Idiom: tortures of the damned.
Translations
إضْطِهاد، تَعْذيب
pronásledování
forfølgelse
ofsókn
pregon
işkence etme

persecution

[ˌpɜːsɪˈkjuːʃən]
A. Npersecución f
B. CPD persecution complex N (Psych) → complejo m persecutorio
persecution mania N (Psych) → manía f persecutoria

persecution

[ˌpɜːrsɪˈkjuːʃən] npersécution f

persecution

nVerfolgung f(of von); his persecution by the pressseine Verfolgung durch die Presse; to have a persecution complexan Verfolgungswahn leiden

persecution

[ˌpɜːsɪˈkjuːʃn] npersecuzione f

persecute

(ˈpəːsikjuːt) verb
to make (someone) suffer, especially because of their opinions or beliefs. They were persecuted for their religion.
ˌperseˈcution noun
ˈpersecutor noun

persecution

n. persecución, acosamiento.
References in periodicals archive ?
It was attacked in the Nazi media and later banned; the author barely escaped the persecutional measures requested against him.