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op·pres·sion / əˈpreshən/ • n. prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control: a region shattered by oppression and killing. ∎  the state of being subject to such treatment or control. ∎  mental pressure or distress: her mood had initially been alarm and a sense of oppression.

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Oppression

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.

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