What is to be a target of hostility, violence of ill treatment, especially for religious beliefs? this a defintion and i would like the word to it.

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janeyb | (Level 2) Associate Educator

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hmmm...the words that i can think of that fit that definition are: persecution, discrimination, prejudice, and intolerance. Depending on what you need the definition for. Persecution is the word earliest used when describing someone's ill treatment because of religion. There are, of course, now many synonyms.