noun \ˌpər-si-ˈkyü-shən\

Definition of PERSECUTION

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

First Known Use of PERSECUTION

14th century


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