Perhaps it was a trace of this persecutory religion in her that made Dan accept his present office.
With the next century, however, commenced a more or less determined programme of persecutory repression.
After the persecutory stage in paranoia, comes the third, or so-called expansive period of the disease.
The paranoiac is now apt to enter fully upon the second or persecutory stage of his mental disorder.
Indeed, one frequently asks himself whether their persecutory ideas deserve to be endowed with the value of actual delusions.
This, the second or persecutory stage of delusional insanity, may persist through life.
mid-15c., "to oppress for the holding of a belief or opinion," from Middle French persécuter "pursue, torment, open legal action" (14c.), from Latin persecutus, past participle of persequi "to pursue" (see persecution). Related: Persecuted; persecuting.