Definitions of oppression:
  • noun:   the act of subjugating by cruelty
    Example: "The tyrant's oppression of the people"
  • noun:   a feeling of being oppressed
  • noun:   the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority
    Example: "After years of oppression they finally revolted"

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