Definition of persecutory in US English:



  • See persecute

    • ‘He asks whether the persecutory figures are still there.’
    • ‘However, in my attempts to understand I am not hampered by the persecutory activities of the state, religion or the mob.’
    • ‘He had persecutory delusions as previously mentioned.’
    • ‘The paranoid type have prominent persecutory or grandiose delusions or hallucinations with similar content.’
    • ‘Delusional guilt can also cause persecutory beliefs such as the feeling that others are critical of the individual.’