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Oppression

The offense, committed by a public official, of wrongfully inflicting injury, such as bodily harm or imprisonment, upon another individual under color of office.

Oppression, which is a misdemeanor, is committed through any act of cruelty, severity, unlawful exaction, or excessive use of authority.

oppression

noun abuse, abusiveness, brutality, brute force, coercion, compulsion, cruelty, despotism, domination, enslavement, force, harassment, ill treatment, inhumanity, iniuria, injustice, iron rule, liberticide, maltreatment, misrule, mistreatment, misuse of power, persecution, reign of terror, repression, rule of might, ruthlessness, severity, subjection, subjugation, suppression, torment, totalitarianism, tyranny, victimization
See also: adversity, burden, coercion, compulsion, cruelty, encumbrance, extortion, force, grievance, ground, incumbrance, infliction, injustice, molestation, pressure, servitude, thrall, weight
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But what they fail to realise is that just because you don't face a certain kind of oppression does not mean that it doesn't exist.
He said that international community should raise voice against Indian forces' atrocities and oppression on Kashmiri people.
Researchers and practitioners of language education examine various forms of oppression in their field, and develop an understanding of the manner in which dominant and emergent ideologies, discourse, and social structures impact language education.
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We don't admire the people who refused to take oppression seriously and mocked the people who did.
PTI Chairman while addressing people of Sindh in a video link message said he will deliver a special message to Sindhi people for salvation from corruption because a huge amount of money of Sindhi people is being laundered outside besides lawlessness' and oppression.
An inability to see discrimination and oppression as a way of approaching life that suits a system's desire to eliminate threats to the status quo, functions to keep people in competition with each other, even fighting the liberation of another, so that there's no combined strength to change the system.
Justice against dyan sa mga kasinungalingan na yan, sa sobrang panggigipit sa akin, acts of oppression, acts of persecution.
Meanwhile, Muslim scholar Mohammed Yaqoubi also spoke about justice and oppression in Islam.
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To be precise, racism is the oppression of a multi-gender group of people on the basis of differences (not limited to those related to sexuality or disability) that are treated as inherited and unchangeable.
In our case, Turks are squeezed between the AKP's oppression and their fear of being without a state.