/ (ˈpɜːsɪˌkjuːtərɪ) /
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involving or characteristic of persecution
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How to use persecutory in a sentence
The paranoiac is now apt to enter fully upon the second or persecutory stage of his mental disorder.
After the persecutory stage in paranoia, comes the third, or so-called expansive period of the disease.
Indeed, one frequently asks himself whether their persecutory ideas deserve to be endowed with the value of actual delusions.Studies in Forensic Psychiatry|Bernard Glueck
This, the second or persecutory stage of delusional insanity, may persist through life.
Perhaps it was a trace of this persecutory religion in her that made Dan accept his present office.Manslaughter|Alice Duer Miller