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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

I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.
George Washington

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

Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.
Thomas Paine
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Persecution Translations

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

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