Meaning of “oppressor” in the English Dictionary

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"oppressor" in British English

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oppressornoun [ C ]

uk /əˈpres.ər/ us /əˈpres.ɚ/

someone who treats people in an unfair and cruel way and prevents them from having opportunities and freedom:

Sisters, we must rise up and defeat our oppressors.

(Definition of “oppressor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)