Definition of "persecution"
  1. The act of harassing or punishing someone severely on the basis of their race, religion, or political beliefs in their home country
How to use "persecution" in a sentence
  1. She sought asylum in the United States due to the persecution she was facing in her home country because of her political beliefs.
  2. Being a victim of racial persecution, he was forced to flee his country of origin.
  3. The law condemns any kind of religious persecution in a democratic society.

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