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English noun: persecution

1. persecution (act) the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)

Broader (hypernym)abuse, ill-treatment, ill-usage, maltreatment

Narrower (hyponym)oppression, pogrom, rendition, subjugation, torture, torturing

Domain categoryfaith, religion, religious belief

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