Origin of persecutionMiddle English persecucion from Old French from Classical Latin persecutio
When people are treated badly and harassed because of their religious beliefs, this is an example of religious persecution.
- The act or practice of persecuting on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs that differ from those of the persecutor.
- The condition of being persecuted.
From Late Latin persecÅ«tio (“chase, pursuit"), from Latin persequor (“follow up, pursue"), from per- (“through") +"Ž sequor (“follow").
- Under the persecution, a large number were killed, and between four and five millions of Protestants left the country.
- Even the stormy days of the last persecution yielded some considerable writers, such as Methodius in the East and Lactantius in the West.
- Thus, in view of persecution or slander, the Christian church naturally produced literary " Apologies."
- He was born at Cordova in 1135, fled with his parents from persecution in 1148, settled at Fez in i 160, passing P g there for a Moslem, fled again to Jerusalem in 1165, and finally went to Cairo where he died in 1204.
- Holland from the moment that it joined the union of Utrecht (1579) deliberately set its face against religious persecution (Jewish Encyclopedia, i.