Definition of oppression noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

oppression

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əˈpreʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpreʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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cruel and unfair treatment of people, especially by not giving them the same freedom, rights, etc. as other people victims of oppression the struggle against racial oppression They have freed themselves from oppression.