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per•se•cu•tion



Pronunciation: (pûr"si-kyOO'shun), [key]
n.
1. the act of persecuting.
2. the state of being persecuted.
3. a program or campaign to exterminate, drive away, or subjugate a people because of their religion, race, or beliefs: the persecutions of Christians by the Romans.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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