Persecution

Noah Webster’s Original Definition, 1828 Dictionary: Persecution, n. 1. The act or practice of persecuting, the infliction of pain, punishment, or death upon others unjustly, particularly for adhering to religious creed or mode of worship, either by way of penalty or for compelling them to renounce their principles. To Read Full Article, Download File: Persecution … Continue reading

Despotism

Noah Webster’s  Original Definition, 1828 Dictionary: Despotism,  n.   [Sp. despotismo; Fr. despotisme.] Absolute power; authority unlimited and uncontrolled by men,   constitution, or laws and depending alone on the will of the prince; as the despotism of a Turkish sultan. 2.  An arbitrary government, as that of Turkey and Persia. To Read Full Article, … Continue reading

Invective

Noah Webster’s Original Definition, 1828 Dictionary: Invective, n. [Fr. Invective; Sp. invectiva, It. Invecttiva; from L. inveho. See Inveigh.] A railing speech or expression; something uttered or written intended to cast opprobrium, censure, or reproach on another; a harsh or reproachful accusation. It differs from reproof, as the latter may come from a friend and … Continue reading