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persecution

noun per·se·cu·tion \ˌpər-si-ˈkyü-shən\

Definition of PERSECUTION

1
:  the act or practice of persecuting especially those who differ in origin, religion, or social outlook
2
:  the condition of being persecuted, harassed, or annoyed

First Known Use of PERSECUTION

14th century
PERSECUTION Defined for Kids

persecution

noun per·se·cu·tion \ˌpər-si-ˈkyü-shən\

Definition of PERSECUTION for Kids

1
:  the act of continually treating in a cruel and harmful way
2
:  the state of being continually treated in a cruel and harmful way

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