Persecution

Being continually cruel to a person because of their race, religion, sexual orientation or beliefs.

Persecution

Persecution is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group by another individual or group. The most common forms are religious persecution, ethnic persecution and political persecution, though there is naturally some overlap between these terms. The inflicting of suffering, harassment, isolation, imprisonment, internment, fear, or pain a...
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Persecution

• (n.) A carrying on; prosecution. • (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. • (n.) The state or condition of being persecuted.
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persecution

noun the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
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Persecution

Per`se·cu'tion noun [ French persécution , Latin persecutio .] 1. The act or practice of persecuting; especially, the infliction of loss, pain, or death for adherence to a particular creed or mode of worship. « Persecution produces no sincere conviction.» ...
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persecution

bad treatment of someone or a group of people based on their differences including race or religion
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Persecution

Harassment or cruel treatment.
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Persecution

The infliction of suffering or harm upon those who differ (in race, religion or political opinion) in a way regarded as offensive. Courts have cautioned that "persecution is an extreme concept that does not include every sort of treatment our society regards as offensive." Fatin v. INS, 12 F.3d 1233, 1243 (3d Cir. 1993) (treatment of feminists in.....
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Persecution

Violation of the rights of an individual or group by another individual or group. The most common forms are ethnic, racial, and religious persecution. These types of persecution overlap to some degree, as religion is commonly an aspect of culture and ethnic identities are often intertwined with racial identities. The most common persecution scenari...
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persecution

[n] - the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
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