oppression

  • 1 oppression — [ ɔpresjɔ̃ ] n. f. • déb. XIIIe; plur. « violences, dommages » XIIe; lat. oppressio 1 ♦ Action, fait d opprimer. Oppression du faible par le fort. ⇒ domination; joug. Oppression des minorités. Absolt Action de faire violence par abus d autorité.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 OPPRESSION — (Heb. עָפְרָה), an offense against property, standing midway between theft and robbery and fraud and often overlapping with either of them. The injunction, rendered in English as Thou shalt not oppress thy neighbor (Lev. 19:13), really means… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 3 oppression — op·pres·sion /ə pre shən/ n: an unjust or excessive exercise of power: as a: unlawful, wrongful, or corrupt exercise of authority by a public official acting under color of authority that causes a person harm b: dishonest, unfair, wrongful, or… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Oppression — Op*pres sion, n. [F., fr. L. oppressio.] 1. The act of oppressing, or state of being oppressed. [1913 Webster] 2. That which oppresses; a hardship or injustice; cruelty; severity; tyranny. The multitude of oppressions. Job xxxv. 9. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 oppression — mid 14c., cruel or unjust use of power or authority, from Fr. oppression (12c.), from L. oppressionem (nom. oppressio), noun of action from pp. stem of opprimere (see OPPRESS (Cf. oppress)). Meaning action of weighing on someone s mind or spirits …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Oppression — (lat.), Unterdrückung, Beklemmung (z.B. der Brust); oppressīv, unterdrückend; opprimieren, unterdrücken, bedrücken …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 oppression — [n] misery, hardship abuse, abusiveness, autocracy, brutality, calamity, coercion, compulsion, conquering, control, cruelty, despotism, dictatorship, domination, fascism, force, forcibleness, hardness, harshness, injury, injustice, iron hand*,… …

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  • 8 oppression — Oppression, Oppressio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 9 oppression — [ə presh′ən] n. [OFr < L oppressio] 1. an oppressing or being oppressed 2. a thing that oppresses 3. a feeling of being weighed down, as with worries or problems; physical or mental distress …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Oppression — Oppressed redirects here. For the Welsh band, see The Oppressed. For other uses, see Oppression (disambiguation). Oppression derives from the concept of being weighted down, and is often depicted as such. Here, a cartoon Jew labors under the… …

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  • 11 oppression — (o prè sion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   État de ce qui est oppressé.    Terme de médecine. Oppression des forces, état dans lequel le malade, loin de manquer de forces, est embarrassé de leur excès ; c est ce que l on observe au… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 12 Oppression —          BLANC (Louis)     Bio express : Homme politique et écrivain français (1811 1882)     «Une nation dans laquelle une classe est opprimée, ressemble à un homme qui a une blessure à la jambe : la jambe malade interdit tout exercice à la… …

    Dictionnaire des citations politiques

  • 13 Oppression — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Oppression (homonymie). L oppression est le mauvais traitement systématique d un groupe social avec le soutien des structures de la société oppressive. Racisme, sexisme, homophobie, l antisémitisme sont des… …

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  • 14 OPPRESSION — s. f. État de ce qui est oppressé. Oppression de poitrine.   Il se dit, figurément, de L action d opprimer, et de L état de ce qui est opprimé. Jamais on ne poussa l oppression plus loin. Ce peuple gémissait sous la plus cruelle oppression. Le… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 oppression — n. under oppression (to live under oppression) * * * [ə pre(ə)n] under oppression (to live under oppression) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 OPPRESSION — n. f. état de ce qui est oppressé. Oppression de poitrine. Il se dit, figurément, de l’Action d’opprimer et de l’état de ce qui est opprimé. Jamais on ne poussa l’oppression plus loin. Ce peuple gémissait sous la plus cruelle oppression …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 17 oppression — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ class, economic, political, racial, religious, sexual, social ▪ black, colonial, women s …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 oppression — op|pres|sion [əˈpreʃən] n [U] when someone treats a group of people unfairly or cruelly and prevents them from having the same rights as other people have political/racial/sexual etc oppression ▪ They suffered years of political oppression. ▪ the …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 oppression — [[t]əpre̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] oppressions N UNCOUNT: also N in pl, oft N of n Oppression is the cruel or unfair treatment of a group of people. ...an attempt to escape political oppression. ...the oppression of the 19th century poor by the rich …

    English dictionary

  • 20 oppression — noun a) The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. The oppression of the poor by the aristocracy was one cause of the French Revolution. b) …

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