When people are treated badly and harassed because of their religious beliefs, this is an example of religious persecution.
Origin of persecutionMiddle English persecucion ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin persecutio
- 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").