Persecution

Per`se*cu"tion

(?), n. [F. perscution, L. persecutio.] 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.
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Persecution produces no sincere conviction.
Paley.
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2. The state or condition of being persecuted. Locke.
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3. A carrying on; prosecution. [Obs.]
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