delusion of persecution

mistaken idea that one is being persecuted

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • delusion — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin delusion , delusio, from deludere Date: 15th century 1. the act of deluding ; the state of being deluded 2. a. something that is falsely or delusively believed or propagated b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • delusion — delusional, delusionary, adj. /di looh zheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of deluding. 2. the state of being deluded. 3. a false belief or opinion: delusions of grandeur. 4. Psychiatry. a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or… …   Universalium

  • delusion — False, unshakeable belief which is (a) contrary to fact, (b) inappropriate to the person s education, intelligence or culture, and (c) adhered to in spite of tangible evidence that it is false. A reality judgment which cannot be accepted by… …   Black's law dictionary

  • delusion — A false belief or wrong judgment held with conviction despite incontrovertible evidence to the contrary. [L. de ludo, pp. lusus, to play false, deceive, fr. ludo, to play] d. of control, d. of being controlled a d. in which one experiences one s… …   Medical dictionary

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