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persecutor

noun [C]     /ˈpɜː.sɪ.kjuː.tər/ US  /ˈpɝː.sɪ.kjuː.t̬ɚ/
someone who treats a particular group of people cruelly: The country's native people rose up against their persecutors. The clergy were the main persecutors of witches in the Middle Ages.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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