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Definition of Persecution

Persecution

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

Persecution Quotations

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
John F. Kennedy

Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
Ayn Rand

Religious tolerance is something we should all practice; however, there have been more persecution and atrocities committed in the name of religion and religious freedom than anything else.
Walter Koenig

Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.
Edwin Louis Cole

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.
William Butler Yeats
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Persecution Translations

persecution in Dutch is achtervolging, vervolging
persecution in German is Verfolgung