"persecution" Definition

  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.
  2. n. The state or condition of being persecuted.
  3. n. A carrying on; prosecution.

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Position in dictionary: 73067 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n.,
Words that start with "persecution": 1
Words that end with "persecution": 1
Words that contain "persecution": 1
Next words in dictionary: persecutor, persecutrix, perseid, perseus, persever
Previous words in dictionary: persecuting, persecuted, persecute, persecot, perscrutation

English Dictionary Definition of persecution

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